For details on Cooper’s escape, Rackstraw’s secret Army-coded messages, his CIA Black Ops history, and the ongoing FBI cover-up, CLICK on these media releases:

*9/11/17 Release: Two senior FBI agents on 1980 recovery operation of Cooper cash along the Columbia River are now calling for Bureau to re-investigate Rackstraw

*11/19/17 Release: Documented “evidence” of Cooper’s clean getaway, held by the FBI for 46 years, is released by court order; 1 of 12 examples of ongoing cover-up (pgs. 5-7)

*1/4/18 Release: Sleuths crack secret Army-coded message in 5th hijacker letter and definitively identify the living D.B. Cooper

*2/1/18 Release: Army code links Rackstraw to all 5 Cooper letters — and CIA Black Ops

*6/28/18 Release: In the unexpected court release of a 6th Army-coded letter, the FBI-“cleared” Rackstraw admits to being D.B. Cooper and the crime!

*8/8/18 Release: Team reveals the secrets behind all of Cooper’s coding – and his hidden highlife in San Diego (Background on the 50-year-old coding is below the map)


DB Cooper Postal Trail Map


Rackstraw’s Vietnam commander, retired LTC Ken Overturf (4/25/18): “With the ‘Basic Cryptography’ Army manual now in my possession, we have doctrinal validation of the process that (code-cracker) Rick Sherwood used to decipher all of these messages. In addition, DoD records show Rackstraw learned this coding process at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in a Special Warfare Operations Course in 1968.

Addendum from Organizer Thomas J. Colbert (8/12/18): We knew there would be skeptics of our team’s method of code-breaking.

Before algorithms, apps and Apple, there was interpretive code — unique masked messaging created by bullet-ducking soldiers that shared the sleepless nights, putrid smells and guttural screams of hell and back.

Project Left Bank was one of the most classified and valuable intelligence-gathering operations in the Vietnam War. And like other units in theater, our veterans Ken Overturf and Rick Sherwood developed a private code-speak that only their particular group of brothers in 1969-70 could understand — along with pilots like Rackstraw, radioing in from above.

That’s why the enemy, and later the FBI, couldn’t crack it. It’s the same frustration the Japanese felt in World War II with America’s secret Navajo “code-talkers” (Google it).

If you want to truly comprehend interpretive coding, unplug your computers and smart phones, stop talking to academia under 60 years of age, and find a veteran who still remembers real VR. Your bible for this tour is a 200-page code manual from 1950 (at link below), put together by the very brightest men and women in the U.S. Army. Once you’ve absorbed it, climb into a fox hole or co-pilot seat with us. Then we’ll talk.