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.
Jack C. Guthrie
At an early age, Jack discovered his love for flying. Prior to his service in the Air Force, Jack earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland School of Business.
Jack chose to serve his country and was accepted into the US Air Force with the honor to attend flight school. Upon graduation, he won the award for being the Most Outstanding Student in his class. As a fighter pilot in the Air Force, he flew F-86 and F-100 aircrafts.
Over the years, he owned several planes and taught his son Mark to fly. He had a particular passion for aerobatic maneuvers and Mark followed in his footsteps. Jack also enjoyed years of traveling in the US and abroad with Becky and their special friends. He was a member of Prestonwood Country Club and looked forward to many club activities including playing golf with family and friends.
After his military service, he became a Managing Director for Bell Atlantic in Maryland and Washington, D.C. where he was employed for 30 years. During that time, he was the Managing Director for most of the telecom projects within The White House.