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.
Lacy W. Breckenridge
Preferred Name: Breck
Nickname/Call Sign: Breck
Date of Birth: October 28, 1930
Highest Military Grade: 0-6 – Colonel
Hometown: Lufkin, TX
Lacy “Breck” Breckenridge flew the F-100 from 1957-1960 with the 36th TFS out of Itazuke AB, Japan, and from 1960-1965 with the 523rd TFS, out of Cannon AFB, NM.