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 A. Brunsting
Preferred Name: Jim
Date of Birth: February 14, 1944
Highest Military Grade: 0-6 – Colonel
Jim Brunsting flew the F-100 in 1969 with the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron/31st Tactical Fighter Wing out of Tuy Hoa AB, Vietnam, and then with the 416th Tactical Fighter Squadron out of England AFB, LA.