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.
Preferred Name: Maurice
Nickname/Call Sign: Al
Date of Birth: April 4, 1933
Highest Military Grade: 0-2 – First Lieutenant
Hometown: Hildalgo, TX
Maurice Allen flew the F-100 in 1959 out of Chaumont AB, Libya. For more about Al see his Caterpillar Club Story.