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.
Everett E. Hoesman
Preferred Name: Gene
Date of Birth: June 8, 1948
Highest Military Grade: 0-3 – Captain
Hometown: Sullivan, IN
Gene Hoesman flew the F-100 from 1974-1974 for Combat Crew Training with the 162nd TFG at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, and then from 1974-1978 with the 113th TFS/181st TFG, Indiana Air National Guard, Terre Haute, IN (F-100).