# Crack the pigeon code

Can you crack this message? It was discovered in a chimney in 2012 attached to a carrier pigeon and was most likely sent during the D-day invasions. The GCHQ was not able to crack it, even after opening it up to the public. There is still hope, but the code may never be broken...

AOAKN     HVPKD     FNFJU     YIDDC
RQXSR     DJHFP     GOVFN     MIAPX
PABUZ     WYYNP     CMPNW     HJRZH
NLXKG     MEMKK     ONOIB     AKEEQ
UAOTA     RBQRH     DJOFM     TPZEH
LKXGH     RGGHT     JRZCQ     FNKTQ
KLDTS     GQIRU     AOAKN   27 1525/6


• Just to clarify -- is this a real thing found on a real dead carrier pigeon that real cryptographers have spent weeks failing to solve? Or is it a puzzle you've created that has that as a sort of "framing story"? [EDITED to add:] the "weeks" bit refers to text that is no longer in the question. – Gareth McCaughan Feb 26 '19 at 19:06
• @GarethMcCaughan it sounds like this is a real thing. I have added the "unsolved mysteries" tag. – anon_user Feb 26 '19 at 19:13
• The codes are exactly as the paged linked by @Hugh which quotes GCHQ: "without access to the original code books, details of any additional encryption, or any context around the message, it will be impossible to decode. Similarly it means that any proposed solutions sent to GCHQ will, without such material, be impossible to prove correct." – Weather Vane Feb 26 '19 at 19:32
• Look guys I am just a question asker . I don’t know much about this question even though I did a lot of research,I couldn’t get any sort of information or trace that could give hints or accuracy, so now be the first to crack it ... Hve a nice day – user56760 Feb 27 '19 at 2:11
• GCHQ says The first group of letters indicated the bird's origin ("NURP" stands for National Union of Racing Pigeons), while the following two-digit number attested its year of registration (40 refers to 1940).The final set of numbers identified the specific pigeon and the area of the country it was from – user56760 Mar 1 '19 at 13:47

## 1 Answer

The pigeon code talks about Igor Gouzenko, and how his statements were changed. Fake tapes were made of his statements at camp x by Lake Ontario, run by rcmp, and a Mr. Stephenson, also a Canadian. He was decorated by the states and the U.K. Gouzenko defected in Canada, and was taken by the rcmp to camp x.

He gave the names and places of turned Canadians that were in Russian employ. A bunch were arrested, including some that worked for the then P.M. King. This was before Kim Philby had been outed, as a spy, and I think it was him that made the fake tapes with a hood on. That is the gist of what I think I have. Got mine by using the 1525/6 part. Each five letter unit is a small conversation.

• Can you explain why you believe this to be the answer? How did you get that from the text? – Deusovi Dec 22 '20 at 6:28