These items were seized from American U2 pilot Frank Powers in 1960 after he was shot down by the Soviets. Notably including a cyanide pill hidden in a coin, a poison tipped needle, and a integrally suppressed High Standard 22lr pistol.

  • @niktemadur
    162 months ago

    Approximation from memory, without looking it up:

    One fully loaded automatic pistol.
    One miniature Bible.
    Aspirin. Sleeping pills. Pep pills.
    One pair of nylon stockings.
    Two packs of chewing gum.
    Five hundred dollars in rubles.
    Five hundred dollars in gold…

    Shoot… a fella could have a pretty good time in Vegas with all this stuff.

  • @mojofrododojo
    82 months ago

    That’s quite a bit of gear… hushpuppy, multiple ways of suicide, and assets… CIA was equipping them to survive pretty well.

  • AwkwardLookMonkeyPuppet
    52 months ago

    That stag handle knife is the tits! I’d love to get my hands on one of those.