Final Jeopardy 2/27/24 (Military History) & Who Won Tuesday February 27 2024

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Today’s Final Jeopardy 2/27/2024 (Military History) – Tuesday, February 27 2024

A prototype of this craft was deployed in August 1955; it made headlines in May 1960

Today’s Final Jeopardy Answer – Tuesday, February 27 2024

The Final Jeopardy Answer is: U-2

Final Jeopardy Explanation – Tuesday, February 27 2024

The U-2 spy plane, developed by the United States in the mid-1950s, was a technological marvel of its time, designed to conduct reconnaissance missions at altitudes high enough to avoid radar detection by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Its deployment in August 1955 marked a significant advancement in aerial espionage technology, allowing the U.S. to gather critical intelligence on Soviet military capabilities. The aircraft was engineered to fly at altitudes of over 70,000 feet, a feat that was unprecedented for reconnaissance planes of that era. This high-altitude capability was crucial for the U.S. to monitor Soviet missile development and nuclear testing, providing a strategic advantage in the high-stakes geopolitical climate of the Cold War.

The U-2 spy plane’s most famous, or rather infamous, moment came in May 1960, when pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down over Soviet airspace, near Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg), during a reconnaissance mission. This incident caused a significant international uproar, leading to the cancellation of a planned summit between the United States and the Soviet Union. Powers was captured, convicted of espionage, and sentenced to prison, though he was later returned to the U.S. in a prisoner exchange deal in 1962. The shootdown not only demonstrated the risks associated with aerial espionage but also significantly embarrassed the United States, which had initially denied the true purpose of the mission. This event underscored the dangers and diplomatic complexities of intelligence gathering during the Cold War, highlighting the ever-present risk of direct confrontation between the superpowers.

Today’s Jeopardy! Contestants – Tuesday, February 27 2024

Hannah WilsonHannah Wilson is a Data Scientist from Chicago, Illinois
David SibleyDavid Sibley is an Episcopal Priest from Walla Walla, Washington
Yungsheng WangYungsheng Wang is a Deputy Public Defender from Originally Lafayette, Louisiana

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Today’s Results & Who Won Jeopardy! Tonight – Tuesday, February 27 2024

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Returning ChampionContestantContestant
Hannah Wilson
Chicago, Illinois
Data Scientist

Final Score: $26,395
Round 2 Score: $13,200
Round 1 Score: $3,800
David Sibley
Walla Walla, Washington
Episcopal Priest

Winning Score: $26,401
Round 2 Score: $18,800
Round 1 Score: $7,600
Yungsheng Wang
Originally Lafayette, Louisiana
Deputy Public Defender

Final Score: $6,400
Round 2 Score: $3,200
Round 1 Score: $2,400

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