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.
Dr. Daniel L. Dewerd
Preferred Name: Daniel
Date of Birth: June 18, 1935
Highest Military Grade: Select
Dr. Daniel Dewerd served as a Flight Surgeon with the 493rd TFS. He is currently an Otolaryngologist in the San Diego area.