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.
Preferred Name: Jim
Nickname/Call Sign: Skin
Date of Birth: May 3, 1935
Highest Military Grade: Select
Jim flew the F-100 with the 524th Tactical Fighter Squadron/27th Tactical Fighter Wing, and the 81st Tactical Fighter Squadron/50th Tactical Fighter Wing.