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.
Paul M. Davis
Preferred Name: Paul
Date of Birth: February 24, 1929
Highest Military Grade: 0-6 – Colonel
Paul Davis did his F-100 pilot training at Nellis AFB, NV. He was then assigned to Misawa AFB in Japan in 1968. In 1969 he went to Phu Cat AB in Vietnam. Paul was later assigned to HQ at the Pentagon in Washington, DC.