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.
Robert G. Decker
Preferred Name: Bob
Date of Birth: November 9, 1948
Highest Military Grade: Select
Hometown: Williams, OH
Bob Decker served as a USAF pilot for 25 years and then became a Captain with Delta Airlines for the next 27+ years. Currently, Bob is a pilot at NetJets and a Mentor Coordinator/Recruiter at Toledo Municipal Court.