Republic of China Air Force F-104 serial numbers  

The ROCAF was the second Air Force to convert to the F-104 Starfighter, just after the USAF. Indeed, the F-104 is the longest serving combat aircraft in the ROCAF history. Throughout almost forty years, the ROCAF operated several models of the F-104, having acquired all of them, new and used ones, under the code name Project “Ali Shan” (Ali Mountain).
 
This list is based on construction numbers  

New delivered aircraft:
 
F-104G from Lockheed: 42 (including 8 RF-104G)

During 1963 until 1965, under projects “Ali Shan No.2, Ali Shan No.4, and Ali Shan No.5”, 3 Wing received 69 F-104G and 9 TF-104G to equip 7th Squadron, 8th Squadron and 28th Squadron. After 10 years of service, the survivors were regrouped into two squadrons that was the 7th Squadron and 28th Squadron. 8th TFS disbanded in 1975. In August 1963 12th Squadron (SMS) received RF-104G under project “Ali Shan No.3”.
 
4004: 61-2604 coded 4359, crashed June 26, 1983 due to mechanical malfunction.
4007: 61-2607 coded 4360, crashed May 15, 1971 while dog fighting with high-G maneuvering (ACM).
4008: 61-2608 coded 4361, crashed February 11, 1976 after a flame-out during air to air gunnery training in the range near CCK AB.
4043: 62-12241 coded 5626 (RF-104G), crashed March 20, 1969 into sea as "5626" after a mechanical failure near Tao Yuan AB.
4044: 62-12242 coded 5628 (RF-104G), re-coded 4402 in September 1983, crashed December 1, 1986 during a night mission and crashed into the sea.
4046: 62-12243 coded 5630 (RF-104G), crashed December 16, 1980 due to spatial disorientation.
4047: 62-12244 coded 5632 (RF-104G), re-coded 4401 in September 1983, crashed March 28, 1989, encountered mechanical problems and caught fire.
4048: 62-12245 coded 5634 (RF-104G), crashed July 4,1980 after engine flame out and loss of hydraulics.
4049: 62-12246 coded 5636 (RF-104G), crashed March 2, 1977 during landing to Tao Yuan AB in bad weather in poor visibility.
4050: 62-12247 coded 4306, ground loss, written off August 6, 1996; hit by 20mm training shells of another F-104G, while on 15 minute (QRA) alert duty.
4051: 62-12248 coded 5638 (RF-104G), crashed May 2, 1977 during a test flight mission into sea.
4052: 62-12249 coded 5640 (RF-104G), crashed March 2, 1977 as formation leader during landing to Tao Yuan AB in bad weather with poor visibility.
4054: 62-12250 coded 4301, preserved gate guard CCK AB, pointed upwards, first delivered Taiwanese F-104G !
4055: 62-12251 coded 4302, crashed May 2, 1970, no more information.
4056: 62-12252 coded 4303, withdrawn from use 1991, scrapped in the 90s.
4057: 62-12253 coded 4307, crashed August 29, 1976 after engine malfunction at Ching Chuan Kang AB.
4059: 62-12254 coded 4304, withdrawn from use; scrapped in the 2000s.
4060: 62-12255 coded 4305, crashed April 18, 1974, declared missing during an exercise, crashed into sea (Taiwan Strait).
4061: 62-12256 coded 4308, withdrawn from use, scrapped in the 90s.
4062: 62-12257 coded 4317, withdrawn from use, scrapped in 1999.
4063: 62-12258 coded 4309, withdrawn from use, likely scrapped.
4064: 62-12259 coded 4318, crashed April 25, 1979 after engine malfunction with 3 Wing in Sang Yi.
4065: 62-12260 coded 4310, crashed December 4, 1967, unknown reason.
4066: 62-12261 coded 4319, crashed December 9, 1989 into sea near Hsin Chu after midair collision with 4505 (F-104J 46-8611).
4067: 62-12214 coded 4311, crashed August 29, 1975 near Pingtung town due to technical malfunction of ailerons.
4068: 62-12215 coded 4312, crashed June 1, 1992 due to stall during landing at CCK.
4069: 62-12216 coded 4313, crashed June 25, 1974 due to an engine failure.
4070: 62-12217 coded 4314, withdrawn from use, scrapped in 1999.
4071: 62-12218 coded 4315, crashed September 16, 1968 after encountering a flame-out just after T/O from homebase CCK.
4072: 62-12219 coded 4316, crashed May 5, 1966, reason not known.
4073: 62-12220 coded 4320, crashed December 7, 1983, reason not known.
4074: 62-12221 coded 4321, crashed November 14, 1969, reason not known.
4075: 62-12222 coded 4322, crashed July 17, 1981, reason not known.
4076: 62-12223 coded 4323, crashed October 9, 1980, engine caught fire after fuel control malfunction.
4077: 62-12224 coded 4324, written off April 28, 1966, heavily damaged after an aborted take-off while overrunning the runway, declared written off.
4078: 62-12225 coded 4325, crashed April 19, 1967 during the landing at Chiayi AB, while in a thunderstorm.
4079: 62-12226 coded 4326, crashed July 20, 1965 after mid-air collision with 4328.
4080: 62-12227 coded 4327, crashed November 24, 1965 aircraft hit a mountain in Nantou county during a night mission.
4081: 62-12228 coded 4328, crashed July 20, 1965 after mid-air collision with 4326.
4082: 62-12229 coded 4329, crashed October 18, 1965 after engine failure at low altitude during a night-mission.
4083: 62-12230 coded 4330, crashed May 24, 1966 while executing some Night GCA flight training.
4084: 62-12231 coded 4331, crashed December 4, 1968 during air gunnery training it suffered from an engine stall caused by FOD.
 
4004, 4007 and 4008: MAP operated by USAF for foreign pilot training by the 4443rd CCTS of 4450th CCTW before delivery
 
TF-104G from Lockheed: 9

5502: 61-3026 coded 4149, withdrawn from use after 1988 with over 6000 fligh hours, scrapped in 1st Depot.
5506: 61-3030 coded 4147, display Gate Guard park at Ching Chuan Kang (CCK) AFB, coded "61-12236".
5507: 62-12262 coded 4141, crashed with 3 Wing, lost in an accident, date and reason not known.
5510: 62-12265 coded 4142, crashed June 12, 1973, aircraft hit Da Do mountain, southwest of Ching Chuan Kang AB during a night flight.
5511: 62-12266 coded 4148, crashed August 30, 1972 into sea near Shi Luo after control malfunction (lost hydraulics) in 0 G acceleration training.
5513: 62-12268 coded 4143, crashed December 25, 1967 after engine fire near Ma Gong, Peng Hu.
5514: 62-12269 coded 4144, crashed December 20, 1973 into sea during low altitude radar test mission.
5515: 62-12270 coded 4145, crashed June 8, 1970 due to control handling on landing at Ching Chuan Kang AB.
5516: 62-12271 coded 4146, crashed May 25, 1982 into sea.
 
F-104G from Canadair: 27

6037: 62-12338 coded 4332, stored at CCK AB; 2000 ln.
6080: 63-12728 coded 4333, crashed November 20, 1971 near Hua Lian AB, mishandled, high attack angle, flat spin.
6105: 64-17760 coded 4334, crashed July 25, 1976 with 28 TFS into sea near Tai Zhong in Taiwan Strait.
6106: 64-17761 coded 4335, crashed August 25, 1967, caught fire after takeoff.
6107: 64-17762 coded 4336, crashed September 18, 1975 after engine caught fire.
6108: 64-17763 coded 4337, 1990 damaged (beyond repair) during a hard landing, lateron scrapped.
6109: 64-17764 coded 4342, crashed July 24, 1984 45 NM northwest of Ching Chuan Kang AB.
6110: 64-17765 coded 4338, crashed August 11, 1971 after avionic bay caught fire and crashed in Her Mei, Chang Hua.
6111: 64-17766 coded 4339, crashed November 4, 1976, unknown reason.
6112: 64-17767 coded 4340, crashed December 17, 1990 during scramble take-off; damaged beyond repair, scrapped in Tainan.
6113: 64-17768 coded 4341, crashed July 19, 1980, unknown reason.
6114: 64-17769 coded 4343, crashed February 17, 1981 after engine trouble during a radar intercept training mission above Tai Chung with 7 TFS.
6115: 64-17770 coded 4344, withdrawn from use, display at ROCAF Academy in Taipei, Kaohsiung; J-6 (MiG-19) kill on January 13, 1967 with AIM-9B.
6116: 64-17771 coded 4345, crashed March 16, 1971 at Shui Chi Target Range.
6117: 64-17772 coded 4346, crashed November 11, 1967 during bombing/strafing, pulled up too late, and crashed at Shui Chi Range.
6118: 64-17773 coded 4347, crashed April 29, 1971, aborted take off and crashed into golf course; J-6 (MiG-19) kill on January 13, 1967 with AIM-9B.
6119: 64-17774 coded 4348, withdrawn from use, 4348 display Pingtung-South (RCDC) January 2017 fn.
6120: 64-17775 coded 4349, withdrawn from use; scrapped.
6121: 64-17776 coded 4350, crashed November 11, 1982 after mechanical malfunction, crashed in Nan Tou.
6122: 64-17777 coded 4351, crashed June 16, 1973 during landing at Ching Chuan Kang AB, stalled and crashed.
6123: 64-17778 coded 4352, crashed 1971 during landing, mechanical malfunction, stalled and crashed.
6124: 64-17779 coded 4353, crashed January 13, 1967 during air-combat, missing in the return flight after the air battle; combat loss?.
6131: 64-17786 coded 4358, crashed July 25, 1972 due to wrong airspeed indication (CADC failure), aborted T/O, crashed and burned.
6137: 64-17792 coded 4354, withdrawn from use after accident on July 21, 1975 at CCK AB, unknown reason.
6138: 64-17793 coded 4355, crashed October 20, 1974 after engine malfunction (compressor stall) near Ching Chuan Kang AB.
6139: 64-17794 coded 4356, crashed with 28 Squadron on March 30, 1982 due to flame-out after take-off from CCK AB.
6140: 64-17795 coded 4357, crashed May 9, 1969, unknown reason.
 
Used aircraft:
 
F-104A ex USAF: Total 44
The F-104A has played a prominent role within the Taiwanese Air Force. In total 44 F-104A Starfighters have been used by the Taiwanese Air Force.
The F-104A has served within the Taiwanese Air Force in 2 episodes.
First episode
After the Taiwanese AF expressed their interest in the F-104 as a true interceptor to answer the Chinese mainland threat they managed to get aside some five F-104B aircraft also 22 F-104A Starfighters from the USAF in 1960 under Project “Ali Shan No.1”.
All these aircraft were handed over to the CCK (Ching Chuan Kang) based 8th TFS operating under 3 TFW (3 Air Group). The aircraft, all ex-USAF ADC, received serials from 4101 till 4222. The first batch of two F-104Bs arrived in Taiwan on May 17, 1960 and officially delivered to 8th Squadron of 3 Wing at CCK AB.
Reception ceremony of the F-104 in CCK AB was on May 26, 1960. Only two F-104B, coded 4101 and 4102 were there.
The aircraft have served the Taiwanese Air Force until 1966 when all surviving Starfighters (in total six F-104A's have been lost in accidents) were transferred back to the USA after being replaced by the more the modern F-104G version.
Survivors of these F-104A/B were shipped from the 3 Wing back to USA and transferred to Pakistan and Jordan in 1967.
Second episode
To fill up the gap within the interception capacity in 1970, Taiwan decided to order again a number of F-104A and B fighter aircraft from the Americans. All (again 22) F-104 had been fully modified to the latest standards including a more powerful GE J79-19 engine and received a Taiwanese camouflage pattern. All 22 aircraft were delivered to the Hsinchu based 41st TFS operating under 2 TFW (11 Air Group).
In 1974 the surviving aircraft were transferred to the CCK based 8th TFS of 3 TFW (3 Air Group) and so, the career of the F-104A once started but also ended with the 8th TFS at CCK AB. Mid 80s the aircraft were painted light grey while receiving IRAN (Inspect Repair as Necessary). The F-104A operations ended officially on March 3, 1988 with a big ceremony surrounding aircraft "4255" at CCK AFB.
 
F-104A ex USAF (1st batch 1960): 22
1055: 56-0767 coded 4209, back to USA, to RJAF.
1057: 56-0769 coded 4208, crashed December 18, 1963 on emergency landing at Hsinchu AB.
1062: 56-0774 coded 4210, back to USA, to RJAF.
1063: 56-0775 coded 4211, back to USA, to RJAF.
1065: 56-0777 coded 4213, back to USA, to RJAF.
1066: 56-0778 coded 4214, back to USA, to RJAF.
1068: 56-0780 coded 4212, back to USA, to RJAF.
1074: 56-0786 coded 4215, back to USA, to RJAF.
1075: 56-0787 coded 4216, crashed October 10, 1964 after mid-air with “4205” while performing aerial display during National Day parade.
1076: 56-0788 coded 4217, back to USA, to RJAF.
1077: 56-0789 coded 4218, back to USA, to RJAF.
1085: 56-0797 coded 4220, back to USA, to RJAF.
1086: 56-0798 coded 4219, back to USA, to PAKAF.
1087: 56-0799 coded 4221, back to USA, to RJAF.
1088: 56-0800 coded 4222, crashed October 23, 1962 at CCK AB after engine failure and several restart attempts due to closed fuel shut-off valve.
1116: 56-0828 coded 4202, crashed April 5, 1962 due to asymmetric flap condition (Split Flaps) on GCA approach into Chia Yi Air Base.
1126: 56-0838 coded 4207, crashed July 12, 1962 after power loss due to FOD immediately after take-off at Ching Chuan Kang AB.
1127: 56-0839 coded 4201, back to USA, to RJAF.
1130: 56-0842 coded 4205, crashed October 10, 1964 after mid-air with “4216” while performing aerial display during National Day parade.
1131: 56-0843 coded 4206, back to USA, to RJAF.
1133: 56-0845 coded 4204, back to USA, to RJAF.
1138: 56-0850 coded 4203, back to USA, to RJAF.
 
F-104A ex USAF (2nd batch 1970) with GE J79-19 engine: 22
1096: 56-0808 coded 4249, crashed on April 16, 1984 due to technical reason.
1104: 56-0816 coded 4250, withdrawn from use 1988; no further information.
1110: 56-0822 coded 4251, crashed on December 23, 1985 due to loss of control after a mechanical malfunction.
1111: 56-0823 coded 4241, display at ROCAF Air Force Museum at Gangshan AB 1997, 8 TFS markings.
1115: 56-0827 coded 4242, withdrawn from use 1988, likely scrapped.
1117: 56-0829 coded 4261, crashed November 1, 1975 after flame-out (throttle malfunction).
1119: 56-0831 coded 4252, crashed November 25, 1978 in Yun Lin due to a technical failure.
1121: 56-0833 coded 4253, withdrawn from use, stored at CCK (Ching Chuan Kang) AB; likely scrapped.
1132: 56-0844 coded 4243, crashed February 8, 1988 due to a compressor stall after take-off near Taichung AB.
1134: 56-0846 coded 4254, withdrawn from use, (display Chung Cheng Aviation Museum in Taipei-closed!), stored at Tao Yuan ROCN air base. New!
1140: 56-0852 coded 4262, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
1142: 56-0854 coded 4244, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
1146: 56-0858 coded 4245, crashed on August 5, 1973 after entering a flat spin during ACM training.
1149: 56-0861 coded 4246, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
1153. 56-0865 coded 4255, preserved Hsinchu AB, Taiwan as “4255”, 2 Wing marks, SEA camouflage scheme.
1154: 56-0866 coded 4247, crashed April 11, 1961 due to pitch-up on landing at CCK AB.
1155: 56-0867 coded 4256, preserved Makung Airbase, Makung Island, 2000 ln, likely scrapped.
1158: 56-0870 coded 4257, crashed May 24, 1977 into mountain, Nan Tou County due to unknown reason.
1164: 56-0876 coded 4258, display at Chung Cheng Armed Forces Preparatory School (CCAFPS) in Fengshan, Kaosiung County.
1166: 56-0878 coded 4259, crashed February 14, 1986 after engine nozzle malfunctioning and lost of thrust.
1168: 56-0880 coded 4248, crashed November 16, 1975 after flame-out during ACM.
1170: 56-0882 coded 4260, crashed February 13, 1974 after flame-out direct after take-off and crashed into sea near Hsin Chu.
 
F-104B ex USAF: 8
Since 1960 eight F-104B and six F-104D Starfighters have been used by the Taiwanese Air Force of which the remaining aircraft flew their operational missions well into the eighties. lt all started in 1960 when the 8th TFS of the 3rd TFW (3 Air Group) received five F-104B two-seat Starfighters as training aircraft together with the received 22 single seat F-104A Starfighter.
This project was called “Ali Mountain No.1”. The Starfighters stayed in use until 1966 when 3 surviving F-104B were given back to the USAF after being replaced by the more modern TF-104G version.
Two F-104B had been lost in accidents during the 7 years of operation at CCK AB.
To fill up the gap within the interception capacity in 1970, Taiwan decided to ask again for a number of F-104A interceptors. Under project “Ali Mountain No.6”, with these F-104A's also two F-104B training aircraft were received.
When Taiwan lost one of these two F-104B aircraft they received a replacement aircraft in 1972. All aircraft stayed in service until their retirement in 1988. The aircraft were operated at Hsinchu based 41st TFS under 2nd TFW (11 Air Group) until 1974 when they moved together with all remaining F-104A aircraft to the 8th TFS at CCK, under the 3rd TFW (3 Air Group).
 
1st batch 1960: 5
5006: 57-1294 coded 4101, back to USA, to RJAF as 900.
5008: 57-1296 coded 4105, back to USA, to RJAF as 901.
5010: 57-1298 coded 4103, back to USA, to RJAF as 902.
5011: 57-1299 coded 4104, crashed March 3, 1962, aircraft ran out of fuel (malfunctioning measuring system), resulting in a sudden flame-out.
5012: 57-1300 coded 4102, crashed May 5, 1961 with 8 TFS during a landing accident due to split flaps.
 
Reception ceremony of F-104 at CCK AFB on May 26, 1960. Only two F-104B coded 4101 and 4102 were there.
 
2nd batch 1970: 3
5003: 56-3722 coded 4123, scrapped.
5004: 56-3723 coded 4121, crashed May 8, 1971 after flameout during landing in Hsinchu AB.
5022: 57-1310 coded 4122, crashed June 27, 1984 after flame out into sea near Tai Zhong, while flying a ACM mission.
 
[These 2nd bath aircraft had the more powerful GE J79-19 engine which was part of the USAF Cuban crisis plan to improve the F-104A/B interceptor capability in late 60s.]
 
F-104D ex USAF: 6
In 1975 Taiwan received, via project “Ali Mountain No.7”, six F-104D aircraft to increase their training capacity.
These F-104D trainer have been used until their official retire ceremony November 15th, 1988 and were only operated by the CCK based 8th TFS under the 3rd TFW (3 Air Group).
Both second batch F-104B and the F-104D received the traditional 1970s Taiwanese camouflage scheme on arrival, which was changed to light grey mid 80s while receiving IRAN (Inspect and Repair as Necessary).
 
5027: 57-1315 coded 4161, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
5028: 57-1316 coded 4162, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
5030: 57-1318 coded 4163, crashed 19.January 1979 with 8 TFS of 3 Wing, reason unknown.
5031: 57-1319 coded 4164, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
5033: 57-1321 coded 4165, crashed 13.June 1980 after stalling the aircraft.
5038: 57-1326 coded 4166, withdrawn from use, preserved as display at ROCAF Historical Museum in Gangshan AFB (RCAY).
 
F-104J ex JASDF: 31 (21 operational plus 1 instructional airframe, 7 for spare part use, 2 missing information)
 
Under Project “Ali Shan No.9” the 7th Sqn and 28th Sqn of 3rd Wing received 31 F-104J and 6 F-104DJ (all ex-JASDF) as attrition replacements.
The first batch of 17 F-104J was delivered in July 1987.
 
3003: 26-8508 coded 4509, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
3005: 26-8502 coded 4518, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
3006: 26-8503 coded 4510, withdrawn from use, scrapped (seen coded 46-8577, or tail of 577).
3009: 36-8509 coded 4512, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
3014: 36-8514 coded 4513, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
3028: 36-8528 coded 4502, display National Science and Technology Museum, Kaohsiung City; with fake code "4303".
3031: 36-8531 coded 4503, withdrawn from use, decoy CCK AFB, likely scrapped.
3041: 36-8541 coded 4521, crashed 13.June 1987 at or near Ping Bei AB, pilot lost control and ejected.
3054: 36-8554 coded 4504, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
3065: 36-8565 coded 4506, withdrawn from use, coded "4303" display Military History Park, JiJi Town, Nan Tou County, as fake 62-12252.
3069: 46-8569 coded 4507, crashed April 11, 1988 after take-off, reason not known.
3070: 46-8570 coded 4508, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
3082: 46-8582 coded 4511, crashed December 5, 1990 into sea west of Tai Chung after exceeding the G limits during Air Combat Maneuvering (ACM).
3096: 46-8596 coded 4522, preserved at Kaohsiung City in National Science and Technology Museum (NSTM) coded as "4303".
3111: 46-8611 coded 4505, crashed during ACM training December 9, 1989 into sea, near Hsin Chu after mid-air collision with "4319" (62-12261).
3112: 46-8612 coded 4501, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
3116: 46-8616 coded 4514, withdrawn from use, preserved at Kuejien Campus, Cheng Kung University in Tainan County, Guiren Town.
3118: 46-8618 coded 4515, withdrawn from use, preserved at Chia Yang Senior High School, Ching Shui Town, Tai Chung County.
3119: 46-8619 coded 4516, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
3127: 46-8627 coded 4517, crashed September 1, 1988 into sea after take-off.
3145: 46-8645 coded 4519, withdrawn from use, coded as "4522" display at Cheng Gong Ling.

4520: no serial number information, lost May 14, 1987 on delivery flight, engine stalled, pilot ejected.

3026: 36-8526 for spare parts, coded "4526" preserved as display on pole at Nanhua Reservoir theme park, Nanhua Town.
3047: 36-8547 for spare parts, coded "4547" preserved as display Chung Cheng Institute of Science & Technology.
3056: 36-8556 for spare parts, coded "556", scrapped at Tainan.
3076: 46-8576 for spare parts, coded "576", scrapped at Tainan.
3077: 46-8577 for spare parts, coded "577", scrapped at Tainan; see 4510, 46-8577 is wrong one because 577 was not in active use in the ROCAF.
3080: 46-8580 for spare parts, coded "580", scrapped at Tainan.
3114: 46-8614 for spare parts, coded "614", scrapped at Tainan.
3134: 46-8634 for spare parts, coded "634", scrapped at Tainan.

36-8525: missing information, delivery date 1987 or 1988; missing more information; candidate for "4520"; written off May 14, 1987.
36-8555: missing information, delivery date 1987 or 1988, missing more information; candidate for "4520".

F-104DJ ex JASDF: 6 (5 operational and 1 for spares)
5403: 26-5003 coded 4591, withdrawn from use, stored 1st Depot at Pingtung AFB, likely scrapped.
5404: 26-5004 coded 4592, withdrawn from use, stored 1st Depot at Pingtung AFB, likely scrapped.
5406: 26-5006 coded 4593, withdrawn from use, stored 1st Depot at Pingtung AFB, likely scrapped.
5416: 36-5016 coded 4594, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
5417: 36-5017 coded 4595, withdrawn from use, display along roadside at Shuili Township, Nantou County.
 
5412: 36-5012 for spare parts
 
F-104G ex GAF (from Luke AFB): 39
 
Starting in 1984, under Project “Ali Shan No.8” the 41st Sqn, 42nd Sqn and 48 Sqn of 2nd Wing received 39 F-104G and 27 TF-104G, all of them ex-Luftwaffe (German Air Force).
 
2015: 63-13234 coded 4363, withdrawn from use, scrapped
2016: 63-13235 coded 4364, accident due to unknown reason; inspection resulted in aircraft being declared a write-off in 1993.
2021: 63-13238 coded 4365, modified RF-104G LOROP "Stargazer", withdrawn from use, scrapped.
2023: 63-13240 coded 4366, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
2025: 63-13242 coded 4367, preserved as display National Hualien Vocational High School of Agriculture, Hualien City,without markings.
2026: 63-13243 coded 4368, crashed March 24, 1990 in formation with “4385” after a midair collision in the approach to Hsinshu AB.
2027: 63-13244 coded 4369, crashed October 12, 1991 after engine failure and 3 unsuccessful engine restarts into sea near Hsinchu AB.
2028: 63-13245 coded 4370, crashed October 3, 1991 after engine failure and 2 unsuccessful restarts into sea during a radar low level mission.
2033: 63-13249 coded 4371, modified to RF-104G, preserved in a park at Shalu Town, Taichung County.
2035: 63-13251 coded 4372, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
2036: 63-13252 coded 4373, destroyed August 19, 1988, unknown reason.
2037: 63-13253 coded 4374, crashed February 28, 1987
2038: 63-13254 coded 4375, modified to RF-104G, Gate Guard at Hualian AB (RCYU) with 12 SMS markings.
2039: 63-13255 coded 4376, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1995.
2041: 63-13257 coded 4377, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1995.
2069: 67-14887 coded 4396, crashed April 10, 1986 at CCK AB, chaos for all airborne aircraft, run out of fuel.
2076: 63-13260 coded 4378, modified to RF-104G, displayed at Kao Yuan Institute of Technology in Luhzu Hsiang, Kaohsiung County.
2086: 63-13262 coded 4379, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
2092: 63-13264 coded 4380, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
2093: 63-13265 coded 4381, display in military cemetery at Yilan City, blue serial number, 11 AG marks.
2095: 63-13266 coded 4382, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
7001: 65-12745 coded 4388, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
7015: 67-14889 coded 4397, modified to RF-104G LOROP "Stargazer", withdrawn from use, scrapped.
7039: 65-12748 coded 4390, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
7098: 65-12747 coded 4389, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1998.
7133: 67-14885 coded 4395, withdrawn from use May 1988; no further information.
7177: 66-13526 coded 4394, crashed December 21. 1990 into sea after loss of elevator control during approach.
8002: 63-13269 coded 4383, withdrawn from use August 6, 1996, likely scrapped ["Fighting 69th" tail art].
8008: 63-13272 coded 4384, later coded as 5663 (modified RF-104G), crashed May 31, 1988, heavy damaged by the jettisoned tip tank from lead aircraft.
8009: 63-13273 coded 4385, crashed March 24, 1990 after a mid-air collision.
8056: 63-13229 coded 4362, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1995.
8067: 65-12750 coded 4391, modified to RF-104G, crashed July 8, 1991 with 12 SMS after overrunning the runway due to engine failure on take-off.
8068: 65-12751 coded 4392, crashed May 31, 1988 during practice of low altitude pass at TaoYuan AB carrying LOROP training nose.
8071: 65-12753 coded 4393, preserved as Gate Guard of 2 TFW at Hsinchu AB with wrong serial number "63-12735".
8183: 63-13690 coded 4386, modified to RF-104G LOROP "Stargazer", crashed September 11, 1987 near the coast into the sea near Nan Ao Town.
8188: 63-13691 coded 4387, crashed May 16, 1990, aircraft flamed out, couldn't be restarted and crashed into sea near Tao Yuan.
8192: 67-14892 coded 4399, later coded as 5664 (modified RF-104G), crashed March 4, 1993 after engine malfunction in remote Qi Lan Mountain area.
8204: 67-14890 coded 4398 (modified to RF-104G LOROP "Stargazer"), displayed at Kang Le Recreation Park at Hsinchu City, near Hsinchu AB.
8230: 67-22517 coded 4400 (modified to RF-104G LOROP "Stargazer"), displayed at a park in Xihu Township, Changhua County.
 
TF-104G ex GAF (Luke AFB): 27
5744: 61-3073 coded 4171, withdrawn from use, preserved as gate guard Hsinchu AB
5745: 61-3074 coded 4172, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
5746: 61-3075 coded 4173, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1997.
5747: 61-3076 coded 4174, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1995.
5749: 61-3078 coded 4175, crashed May 23, 1989 on take-off from Pingtung-South AB, aircraft pitched up after lift-off followed by an engine flame-out.
5750: 61-3079 coded 4176, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
5751: 61-3080 coded 4177, display ROCAF Institute of Technology (AFIT), ROCAF Museum, Gangshan AB.
5753: 61-3082 coded 4178, preserved: display in military cemetery (Martyr's Shrine), Taichung City, 11 AG marks.
5754: 61-3083 coded 4179, preserved: display in military cemetery Li Jia (Martyr's Shrine) at Tai Tung City, no marks.
5755: 61-3084 coded 4180, crashed March 23, 1988 after engine flame out.
5756: 63-8452 coded 4181, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
5758: 63-8454 coded 4182, display in Veterans military cemetery (Martyr's Shrine) in Kaohsiung City.
5759: 63-8455 coded 4183, crashed August 7, 1986 at Pingtung AB after loss of control of the flight controls system during take off.
5760: 63-8456 coded 4184, crashed August 11, 1996 into sea near Ma Tsu due to loss of hydraulic system; last F-104 crash of the ROCAF!.
5761: 63-8457 coded 4185, crashed September 7, 1991 during AHC ("maximum performance operation") training after loss of control into sea.
5762: 63-8458 coded 4186, display at Chiang Ching-kou Memorial Hall, in Kinmen National Park at Kinman Island.
5764: 63-8460 coded 4187, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1995.
5765: 63-8461 coded 4188, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1995.
5766: 63-8462 coded 4189, display at CCK AB, Taiwan, titled “Zuan Sheng” (Zoom climb).
5768: 63-8463 coded 4190, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
5770: 63-8464 coded 4191, crashed September 4, 1987 on landing at Tao Yuan AB, misidentified 05 runway and taxiway.
5771: 63-8465 coded 4192, display at New Taipei City Military Shrine, New Taipei City, Shulin District.
5775: 63-8467 coded 4193, displayed at 823 Campaign Memorial Park in Taichung City.
5777: 63-8468 coded 4194, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
5933: 66-13622 coded 4195, instructional airframe (GIA) at the China Institute of Technology in Henshan Township, Hsinchu County.
5936: 66-13625 coded 4196, display at Conscription Park in Keelung, Taiwan with 12 TRS marks, blue serial number.
5942: 66-13631 coded 4197, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
 
F-104G ex RDAF: 15
 
In 1988, 3 Wing took delivery of Danish F-104G under Project “Ali Shan No.10”.
 
6039: 62-12340 coded 4411, ex R-340, withdrawn from use April 1992; scrapped 1997.
6041: 62-12342 coded 4412, ex R-342, preserved Daxing high school, Dayuan Township, Taoyuan County.
6044: 62-12345 coded 4413, ex R-345, display inside ROCAF Chinese Air Force Museum at Gangshan AB (RCAY), fuselage skin removed for display.
6046: 62-12347 coded 4414, ex R-347, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1999.
6047: 62-12348 coded 4415, ex R-348, withdrawn from use, scrapped 1997.
6048: 62-12349 coded 4416, ex R-349, preserved: display in military cemetery (Tie Zhen Mountain), Tachia Township, Taichung City.
6051: 62-12699 coded 4420, ex R-699, preserved: display at the Hillsboro airport in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA code "4420".
6054: 62-12702 coded 4421, ex R-702, crashed March 24, 1990 at Hsin Fong, near Hsinchu AB after a missed approach.
6055: 62-12703 coded 4422, ex R-703, stored Hsinchu AB.
6059: 62-12707 coded 4423, ex R-707, withdrawn from use, scrapped after 1996.
6094: 63-13645 coded 4417, ex R-645, display in Bagua Mountain park in Changhua City.
6095: 63-13646 coded 4418, ex R-646, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
6096: 63-13647 coded 4419, ex R-647, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
6099: 64-17754 coded 4424, ex R-754, preserved (GIA) at the Hsin Shin Vocational School in Taoyuan Town.
6100: 64-17755 coded 4425, ex R-755, withdrawn from use, scrapped.
 
TF-104G ex RDAF: 3
5526: 63-12682 coded 4151, ex RDAF RT-682, withdrawn from use, decoy 1999, likely scrapped.
5527: 63-12683 coded 4152, ex RDAF RT-683, withdrawn from use, decoy 1999, likely scrapped.
5528: 63-12684 coded 4153, ex RDAF RT-684, withdrawn from use, decoy, scrapped 1999.
 
For spare parts only:
 
F-104G ex BAF: 13
9018, 9022, 9027, 9087, 9091, 9100, 9102, 9105, 9107, 9113, 9121, 9126, 9138
 
(9139 not to Taiwan, preserved in USA)
(9108 FX65 not to Taiwan, preserved in USA)
 
TF-104G ex BAF: 9
5101, 5103, 5104, 5107, 5108, 5109
 
5786: 64-15104
5787: 64-15105
5788: 64-15106
 
Total: 279
New: 78
F-104G: 61
RF-104G: 8
TF-104G: 9
 
Used: 201 (179 (+ 22 for spares))
F-104A: 44
F-104B: 8
F-104D: 6
F-104G (GAF/USAF): 39
TF-104G (GAF/USAF): 27
F-104G (RDAF): 15
TF-104G (RDAF): 3
F-104J (JASDF): 31
F-104DJ (JASDF): 6
 
Used for spare parts: 22
F-104G (BAF): 13
TF-104G (BAF): 9
 
Given information is based on best available references, any proven correction is welcome!
 
compiled by:
Hubert Peitzmeier
Gary Binnie
Harry Prins
Clarence Fu
Donny Chan
 
References:
http://www.starfighters.nl/
http://www.i-f-s.nl
http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/Country-By-Country/Taiwan.htm
http://www.milfly.dk/pdf/f104uk.pdf
International F104 Society "Zipper" magazines 56 and 57
"916 Starfighter" book, by Fischbach
ROCAF book by Clarence Fu
Bowman book
F-40 books
 
updated: @ July 10, 2017