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.
Joseph A. Breen
“…one third of my career was spent outside the Air Force assigned to other agencies. Flew the Hun one last time in May 2016, 55 years after the first flight and 50 years since the last. What a gift to fly her again!”
Joe Breen flew “missions around the world — from Europe to Asia, South America, the Pacific, Alaska to Argentina, flying for multiple agencies in all theaters of operations.” (1)