5 December 1956 – A Northrop XSM-62 Snark, 53-8172, N-69D test model, fitted with a new 24-hour stellar inertial guidance system, launches from Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex, Florida. It wanders off-course, ignores destruct command, disappears over Brazil. It is found by a farmer in January 1983. The Day They Lost the Snark By J.
James H. Bennington
Preferred Name: Jim
Date of Birth: October 31, 1932
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Jim Bennington flew the F-100 in 1972 as Commander of the 8th Weapons Squadron, out of Seymour Johnson AFB, NC.