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.
Richard D. Davis
Preferred Name: Rick
Date of Birth: August 22, 1934
Highest Military Grade: Select
Rick Davis flew the F-100 from 1957-1959 with the 4515th CCTS out of Luke AFB, AZ and from 1959-1962 out of Wheelus Air Base, Libya.