The Exchange at 125: D.B. Cooper and the Exchange

No photos of D.B. Cooper are available, but he’s been immortalized in this sketch.

On March 22, 1972, Northwest Area Exchange associates operated mobile field exchanges for Soldiers searching for “D.B. Cooper,” an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft between Portland, Ore., and Seattle, Wash. He extorted a $200,000 ransom (or $1.2 million in today’s dollars). He—and the money—were never found.


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  1. Charles A. Fox on July 31, 2020 at 1:02 pm

    I do miss the complete Exchange Post! Am I just too old to know how to get it? Thanks you ,

    • Loyd Brumfield on July 31, 2020 at 1:43 pm

      Hi, Charles, you are in the right place! The Exchange Post is always available online.

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