U-2 spy plane

The history of the Cold War has countless extraordinary stories, many of them associated with North Norway. One of them concerns the U-2 plane that landed at Bodø on its way back from a spying mission over the Soviet Union. When Premier Nikita Khrushchev heard of it he threatened to drop atom bombs on all Norwegian airfields. The U-2 plane in the Norwegian National Museum of Aviation in Bodø is identical to the one that nearly started a new world war, and has been loaned to the museum by the United States Air Force. The first pilot to fly the U-2 has also visited the museum, and donated his pilot suit to the exhibition.

Web: www.luftfart.museum.no

Norsk Luftfartsmuseum
Olav V gate, 8001 Bodø
Tlf: 75 50 78 50