For details on the escape, the two river burial stunts involving Cooper cash, where the other ransom money went, the secret Army-coded letter messages, his CIA black ops history and the ongoing FBI cover-up, CLICK on these press release dates:

*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 federal 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: Unmasked Army encryption links Rackstraw to all 5 Cooper letters — and his long history in 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 high life in San Diego (More history on coding is below map)

FYI: For skeptics of the coding, please answer the questions below map.

DB Cooper Postal Trail Map


Skeptics of the Code Decryptions

If you believe it is all bogus:

How did Rackstraw’s encrypted name, initials and every one of his military training schools and units — including two units that were top secret until the 1980s — get into the six 1971-72 letters?

Are the conclusions from three neutral experts (former FBI and military brass) also bogus? Is the 1950 Army interpretive code book (link at bottom) that they all relied on a sham?

If so, how do you explain the related interpretive code, used by WWII Navajo “code-talkers,” that fooled Japanese soldiers throughout the war?

If you believe Rackstraw wrote the letter coding but is NOT the fugitive:

In Letter #5, how did the typing writer know the three confidential pieces of Cooper case evidence (“I left no fingerprints… I wore a toupee… I wore putty make-up”)? Old FBI memos show only the Bureau, a few sworn-to-secrecy passengers and the hijacker himself had this knowledge.

Two world-renowned forensic document experts separately compared D.B. Cooper’s hand-printed Letter #2 to the handwritten signature on the “Dan Cooper” airline boarding pass. Why, years apart, did they both declare there “are indications they were written by one person”?

Finally, a college student who sat directly across from Cooper rejected hundreds of mugshots brought to him later by federal agents. But when a career lawman presented six black & white photos to this witness in 2015, he pointed right at Rackstraw’s. Was it because of the nine points of match to the FBI’s “Sketch B” that this student in fact helped an artist create?

Coding History

Before algorithms, apps and Apple, there was interpretive code — unique masked messaging created by young soldiers sharing the sleepless nights, putrid smells and guttural screams of hell on earth.

“Project Left Bank” was one of the most classified and valuable intelligence-gathering operations in the Vietnam War (More in 7/2/18 Stockton Record article at home page’s bottom). And like other covert units in history, its veterans 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.

If you want to truly comprehend interpretive coding, put aside your computers and smart phones, stop talking to academia under 60 years of age and find a veteran who still remembers the real VR. Your bible for this mission 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 absorbed,  you will be ready to climb into a fox hole or co-pilot seat with our forgotten warriors.