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.
Charles Blair Hennessey
Preferred Name: C. Blair
Date of Birth: August 4, 1931
Highest Military Grade: 0-6 – Colonel
C. Blair Hennessey flew the F-100 from 1957-1961 with the 80th Fighter-Bomber Squadron/8th Fighter-Bomber Wing out of Itazuke AB, and from 1961-1964 with the 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron/354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach AFB, SC.