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.
George F. DeFalco
I went into the Air Force as an ANG pilot and trained at Moody AFB in Valdosta, GA as part of class 68-F. I then flew the F-84F, F-100D/F and A-10 accumulating 21 years of service as a true “guardsman” and part of the 131st TFS out flying of Westfield, MA.
George is currently the President of Sterling Concrete in North Oxford, MA.