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.
John Charles Hauschildt - KIA
“On 5 October 1965 Lt John C. Hauschildt was the pilot of an F-100 #56-3074 on a pre-strike mission. The plane was observed to go in on an ordnance run, made contact with ground, and exploded about 7 miles NW of Tuy Hoa, Vietnam.
The specific cause unknown, but there was enemy ground fire in the area. He was a member of the 481st TFS at time of his death” and had flown over 75 combat missions. (1)
John is buried at the United States Air Force Academy Cemetery and is honored on the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington DC. Name inscribed at VVM Wall, Panel 02e, Line 107.