F-104G 20+50 Jagdbombergeschwader 31 (JaboG 31) in summer 1982 with the specific snake badge of 78 TFS from Woodbridge AB, UK

F-104G, construction number 683-2058, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6
Lockheed test flights with register number coded "158" only; acceptance date April 26, 1962 coded KF+133 by BABwLockheed in Silver-finish colors
airlifted to Manching May 8, 1962 with 32 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"; Messerschmitt test flight on June 13, 1962
DA+254 JaboG 31 delivery date on July 24, 1962 at Norvenich AB; "Project 19" upgrading in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
recoded DA+234 in April 1963 after the upgrading; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in December 1964
20+50 SABCA for IRAN on June 20, 1968 with 777 flight hours, back to JaboG 31 on September 12, 1968
emergency landing at Leeuwarden AB, Netherlands on February 8, 1979; JaboG 34 on April 25, 1983 (transfer on paper)
to TechnGrp 11 Erding on May 2, 1983 (from Norvenich for depot work); transferred to JaboG 34 at Memmingen AB on July 29, 1983
"F-104 Kommando" TechnGrp 11 at Erding AB on July 23, 1984; withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on February 28, 1985; struck off charge order (AVA) December 18, 1984
to Turkish Air Force (TuAF serial number 61-2058) on May 7, 1985 with 3.569 flight hours; not coded and for spare parts only
withdrawn from use April 19, 1989; scrapped September 13, 1989 at Eskisehir AB (1.Air Supply and Maintenance Center); at Ankara dump in October 1997 last noted.

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