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.
Donald H. Brandy
Preferred Name: Don
Date of Birth: March 10, 1926
Highest Military Grade: 0-4 – Major
Hometown: Sheldon, IA
Donald H. Brandy is a veteran of WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict. He served in the US Air Corps/Air Force for 39 years.