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.
Harold T. Godfrey, Jr.
Preferred Name: Tom
Date of Birth: January 10, 1932
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Tom Godfrey flew the F-100 with the 90th Tactical Fighter Squadron out of Bien Hoa AB, Vietnam.