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.
Donald James Campbell
Preferred Name: Don
Date of Birth: January 31, 1936
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Hometown: Camden, OH
“Because of the war (SEA), I FINALLY got to fly a fighter (F-100). Best year-and-a-half of my career (Luke AFB and Bien Hoa AB).”