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.
Richard C. Campbell
Preferred Name: Dick
Nickname/Call Sign: SquattyBody
Date of Birth: October 23, 1934
Highest Military Grade: 0-3 – Captain
Hometown: Whiting, IN
Headed West Date: April 14, 2021
I flew the F-100A at Nellis AFB the late summer of 1958. (Last of fighter training). Went to George and flew the F-100 D with Chuck Yeager as squadron commander.