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.
Allan Curt Crump
Preferred Name: Allan
Date of Birth: September 22, 1930
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Hometown: Wichita Falls, TX
Headed West Date: August 27, 2023
Allan Crump flew the F-100 with the 184th Tactical Fighter Squadron/188th Tactical Fighter Group.