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.
David R. Carlson
Preferred Name: Dave
Date of Birth: September 18, 1936
Highest Military Grade: 0-3 – Captain
Dave Carlson flew the F-100 from 1960-1962 with the 80th Tactical Fighter Squadron, out of Itazuke AB, Japan (F-100).