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.
Daniel Caleb Hall
Preferred Name: Dan
Nickname/Call Sign: Dano
Date of Birth: July 21, 1952
Highest Military Grade: 0-5 – Lieutenant Colonel
Hometown: Fort Smith, AR
Dan Hall flew the F-100 from 1974-1975 with the 162nd Tactical Fighter Group, AZANG, AZ and from 1975-1979 with the 184th Tactical Fighter Squadron/188th Tactical Fighter Group, ARANG out of Fort Smith, AR.