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.
Robert L. Bowers, Jr.
Preferred Name: Bob
Nickname/Call Sign: Prof
Date of Birth: January 28, 1935
Highest Military Grade: Select
Bob Bowers flew the F-100 from 1968-1971 with the 124th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron/132nd Tactical Fighter Group, of the IAANG.