RNoAF F-104G operated by the 331 squadron

type
const.
number
683C

USAF
serial
number

arrival in
Norway
flight
hours on
arrival
registration
until
01.09.1972
registration
after
01.09.1972
flight
hours
remarks
(R)F-104G
4025
61-2625
26.10.63
19:40
FN-K
625
1878
crashed September 18, 1974. During decent through clouds on approach to BodÝ from the east, the plane crashed 2,7 kilometers east of Setsa in Saltdal. The pilot Lt Trond Seathrum managed to eject, but he was still in the seat when he hit the ground and was killed.
(R)F-104G
4026
61-2626
07.08.63
16:05
FN-B
626
3384
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 30.06.1981; to Turkey 08.07.1981; 1987 last noted; likely scrapped.
(R)F-104G
4027
61-2627
07.08.63
19:45
FN-C
---
1224
crashed July 21, 1971 in upper Tolladal in Beiarn. The pilot Lt Atle Melling ejected safely with minor injuries. FN-C was on a training mission in a two-ship formation when the accident occured.
(R)F-104G
4028
61-2628
07.08.63
14:20
FN-D
---
1107
crashed February 10, 1971 in Steigen. The plane was one of three Starfighters on an intercept training mision from BodÝ when the plane flew into the mountain Skotstind. The pilot Lt Terje Staerkebye was killed.
(R)F-104G
4029
61-2629
07.08.63
16:55
FN-E
629
3386
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 30.06.1981; to Turkey 08.07.1981; no official accidents known regarding this F-104G, although some believe that this aircraft crashed upon delivery to Turkey; likely withdrawn from use and scrapped.
(R)F-104G
4030
61-2630
07.08.63
23:25
FN-F
630
3777
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 09.07.1981; to Turkey 15.07.1981. Arrived at Murted AB on July 16, 1981. No information about this Starfighter since 1987.
(R)F-104G
4031
61-2631
07.08.63
10:00
FN-H
631
3372
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK; to Turkey 15.07.1981. Coded "4-631" with 141 Filo of 4.AJU at Murted AB 1983; coded "9-631" June 1986-July 1987; seen 1987 in Luftwaffe color scheme; July 2, 1987 last noted.
(R)F-104G
4032
61-2632
07.08.63
17:05
FN-R
632
3275
crashed December 18, 1980. During a ground controlled approach to BodÝ AB, the plane suffered a substantial loss of engine power. The pilot Roar Strand realised he would not reach the runway and decided to eject, he landed with minor injuries in Valnesfjorden, the plane came down in deep water at Skjerstadfjorden, aprox. 24 km east of BodÝ AB.
(R)F-104G
4033
61-2633
07.08.63
11:45
FN-U
633
3373
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 30.06.1981; to Turkey 08.07.81. Instructional aircraft at Izmir-Gaziemir coded "E-633" August 1990; coded 12-633 preserved Izmir AB 2002 noted; preserved outside at the school premises September 2006 noted; November 2016 noted.
(R)F-104G
4034
62-12232
07.08.63
12:45
FN-T
232
3465
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 09.07.1981; to Turkey 15.07.1981. Arrived on July 16, 1981 at Murted AB. It was last seen at Murted AB as "4-232" with 141 Filo in June 1983. Likely withdrawn from use and scrapped.
(R)F-104G
4035
62-12233
07.08.63
11:10
FN-P
233
3377
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 09.0719.81; to Turkey 15.07.1981. It was last seen at Balikesir Air Base as "9-233" at the dump in August 1990. Likely it was withdrawn from use and scrapped early 90s.
(R)F-104G
4036
62-12234
07.08.63
10:45
FN-S
234
3245
crashed September 10, 1980 in the sea near Helligvaer, aprox. 17 nautical miles northeast of BodÝ AB. Two fighters had been on a mission to identify and photograph unidentified planes west of Lofoten. On approach to BodÝ one of the fighters crashed in the sea after a series of abnormal movements. The pilot Lt Kare Haugvaldstad managed to eject, but was too low for the shute to open. He was killed.
(R)F-104G
4039
62-12237
07.08.63
36:55
FN-A
---
1191
crashed February 10, 1971 near Steigen. The plane was one of three on an intercept training mission from BodÝ, when it flew into the mountain Skotstindin in thick fog. The pilot Lt Richard Herbert Nyen was killed.
(R)F-104G
4040
62-12238
07.08.63
36:25
FN-N
238
2953
writen off on January 17, 1978 at Ramstein AB, Germany. The plane landed hard with only its nosegear extended. It skidded along the length of the runway, was caugt in the safety net and came to a stop in a field about 30 meters off the runway. The pilot Kpt. Sverre Hans Wilhelm Aarkvisla was unhurt. The fighter was written off and brought to Kjevik, Norway for technical educational use; scrapped in1984. At Jens Rino Haugen private collection from 1984-1989, the cockpit-section exists today in Asane area, Norway, 10 km NE of Bergen with a private collector Erling Revheim.
(R)F-104G
4041
62-12239
26.10.63
22:40
FN-W
239
3385
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 09.07.1981; to Turkey 15.07.1981. With 141 Filo (THK serial number 62-12239) coded "4-239", noted 1983; transferred to 9.AJU mid 80s; preserved on a pole at Kutahya Airport at least since September 1999; coded "2239" preserved Bursa, a large city with two F-104, nose to nose, mounted beside the military sports arena on the highest point of the city, first noted in June 2011; May 2015 last noted. (possible incident on April 4, 1985)
(R)F-104G
4042
62-12240
26.10.63
13:20
FN-X
240
3584
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 30.06.1981; to Turkey 08.07.1981. Coded "4-240" in 1981 (THK serial number 62-12240) noted; was last noted at Murted Air Base coded as "4-240", withdrawn from use and without engine in June 1983; scrapped.
F-104G
6102
64-17757
23.06.65
---
FN-L
757
3178
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 09.07.1981; to Turkey 15.07. 1981; coded "4-757" with 141 Filo in June 1983; 1985 coded "9-757" with 192 Filo; crashed on August 1, 1985 with 192 Filo near Balikesir AB due to an engine stall. Pilot ejected safely.
F-104G
6103
64-17758
23.06.65
---
FN-Y
758
2974
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 30.06.1981; to Turkey 08.07.1981. With THK coded "4-758" with 4.AJU, 1990 coded "E-758" instructional at Technical School at Izmir-Gaziemir; 2007 last noted.
F-104G
6130
64-17785
07.02.66
---
FN-G
785
3184
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 30.06.1981; to Turkey 08.07.1981. MAP to Turkish AF July 8, 1981 coded 4-785 with 141 Filo of 4.AJU at Murted; withdrawn from use after 1983.
TF-104G
5508
62-12263
06.09.63
15:35
FN-M
263
3179
returned to USAF at RAF Sculthorpe, UK on 09.07.1981. Coded "4-263" with 4.AJU, with 9.AJU coded "9-263" noted April 1987-October 1988, withdrawn from use October 1988; scrapped October 1993.
TF-104G
5509
62-12264
06.09.63
12:10
FN-Z
---
817
crashed on Novenber 17, 1970 at Aalborg AB, Denmark. The plane hit the ground only secounds after takeoff due to a strong cross wind and asymmetrical weight due to uneven pylon tank weight (full fuel tank and a travel pod on the other side). The pilot Staerkeby ejected safely, but the passenger Sgt. Ansgar Johannessen was killed.
TF-104G
5779
63-8469
08.06.75
---
---
469
2744
ex GAF at Luke AFB; sold to Norway on August 29, 1974; arrived in Norway coded "469" on June 8, 1975; "469" transfered from 331 to 334 squadron 08.07.1981; withdrawn from use with 334 squadron 13.07.1982. Flown to FMU (Forsvarsmuseet - Norwegian Armed Forces Museum) at Gardermoen AB on July 13, 1982; preserved at RNoAF Museum Gardermoen Airport (Norwegian Air Force collection) in June 1984; July 2006 noted; August 22, 2009 noted; Forsakes Flysamling, Gardermoen April 2016 noted.
TF-104G
5938
66-13627
01.06.75
---
---
627
2111
ex GAF at Luke AFB; sold to Norway on August 29, 1974 ; arrival in Norway June 1, 1975 coded as "627"; crashed on February 4, 1981 near BodÝ. The plane was on a routine trainingmission and was undertaking a radar controlled landing at runway 08 in BodÝ. Suddenly the engines RPM dropped and the crew decided to eject. Lt. Per Christian Torp (front seat) landed safely while Lt. Inge Stoen suffered minor injury. Both landed on the base area. So did the plane which exploded on impact near shelter 16. The accident was caused by a canopy which was released and smashed against the left side of the plane. Pieces of plexiglas were ingested into the engine.

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