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DB Cooper was Special Forces - Bruce A. Smith

DB Cooper was Special Forces - Bruce A. Smith

October 20, 2018

Bruce A. Smith is the author of DB Cooper and the FBI: A Case Study of America's Only Unsolved Skyjacking. A must read for any fans of the DB Cooper case.

 http://a.co/d/c6bu24p

Bruce also runs The Mountain News WA an online news site serving the greater Mt Rainier area. He posts many articles about DB Cooper on his site too.

https://themountainnewswa.net/

Bruce A. Smith can be reached by email at brucesmith@rainierconnect.com

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DB Cooper was my Father - Bradley Collins

DB Cooper was my Father - Bradley Collins

October 20, 2018

Bradley Collins is the author of My Father Was D.B. Cooper: An American Story. A great book about how his father Jack and uncle Bud pulled off the DB Cooper caper.

http://a.co/d/9bzxnff

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DB Cooper was Transgender - Ron, Pat, and Tammy Forman

DB Cooper was Transgender - Ron, Pat, and Tammy Forman

November 7, 2018

Ron, Pat, and Tammy were close personal friends of Barbara Dayton, born Robert Dayton. Barb lead an interesting life, from POW, Hells Angels, and skyjacker to a transgender woman, librarian, and pilot.

 

Pat and Ron are the authors of The Legend of D.B. Cooper: Death by Natural Causes. A really interesting book on the life of Barbara Dayton and how she pulled of America's only unsolved air piracy case. Make sure you pick up a copy, it's a great book.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0557026164/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U__Gy54BbS8Q2BDQ

 

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DB Cooper was an Inside Job - Robert M. Blevins

DB Cooper was an Inside Job - Robert M. Blevins

November 21, 2018

Robert M. Blevins is the Managing Editor for Adventure Books of Seattle and co-author of Into the Blast: The True Story of D.B. Cooper. His book points to Kenny Christiansen as the infamous hijacker. Kenny Christiansen worked for Northwest Orient Airlines at the time of the hijacking, and was a WWII paratrooper.

 

Be sure to pick up a copy of Robert's book Into the Blast: The True Story of DB Cooper and check out his writings on his DB Cooper blog.

 

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DB Cooper was here - Bryan Woodruff

DB Cooper was here - Bryan Woodruff

December 4, 2018

Bryan Woodruff is the owner of The Ariel Store in Ariel, Washington. The Ariel Store hosted the annual DB Cooper Days celebration from the 70's to 2015 when his mother Dona passed away. The county and state took away the store's business and liquor licenses when she died, and Bryan is working on a plan to get The Ariel Store open again. Bryan has an incredible collection of DB Cooper memorabilia, books, and even letters. 

 

Be sure to visit the Facebook page for Dona's Ariel Store Pub.

 

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DB Cooper is Alive - Eric Ulis

DB Cooper is Alive - Eric Ulis

December 17, 2018

Eric Ulis is the author of DB Cooper: The Definitive Investigation of Sheridan Peterson. Make sure you check out his website TheCooperCase.com and pick up a copy for yourself. Eric was also the one to organize this years DB Cooper Conference in Portland Oregon. If you missed it this year, be sure to mark it on your calendar for the next few years.  

 

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DB Cooper was an International Spy - Vern Jones

DB Cooper was an International Spy - Vern Jones

January 1, 2019

Vern Jones is an author, entrepreneur, and publisher of D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend. An amazing book by Carl Laurin that details the life of Walter Reca. If reading isn't your thing, be sure to check out their documentary D.B. Cooper: The Real Story.

 

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DB Cooper was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part One

DB Cooper was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part One

March 16, 2019

Nicholas Broughton was forced into investigating Robert Rackstraw aka Airborne Bob. After investigating him for a while he concluded Rackstraw wasn't Cooper so he started looking for a new suspect and found one, James Klansnic. Klansnic is a name that until recently hadn't been on the long suspect list. Nicholas Broughton aka NickyB makes such a great case for James Klansnic that we couldn't cover it all in one episode.

 

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DB Cooper was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part Two

DB Cooper was a Guy You’ve Never Heard Of - Nicholas Broughton - Part Two

April 4, 2019

Nicholas Broughton was forced into investigating Robert Rackstraw aka Airborne Bob. After investigating him for a while he concluded Rackstraw wasn't Cooper so he started looking for a new suspect and found one, James Klansnic. Klansnic is a name that until recently hadn't been on the long suspect list. Nicholas Broughton aka NickyB makes such a great case for James Klansnic that we couldn't cover it all in one episode.

 

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DB Cooper was a Mercenary - Drew Beeson

DB Cooper was a Mercenary - Drew Beeson

April 14, 2019

Drew Beeson is confident he's solved the case. Drew believes the man who jumped out of flight 305 was none other than Ted Braden. Ted Braden was US Special Forces in Vietnam before going AWOL. Later he was caught working as a mercenary in the Congo, and arrested. After his arrest he was released from a military prison under suspicious circumstances. Drew is a sharp guy, and he makes a great case for Ted Braden being the skyjacker. If you have any information regarding Ted Braden please reach out to Drew at drewbeeson@yahoo.com.

 

Ted Braden Article in Ramparts Magazine October 1967

 

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