F-104G 20+54 JaboG 31 Norvenich AB on short final 1972

F-104G, construction number 683-2063, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by ARGE-USA; Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6
flight test release January 29, 1962; test flights with register number coded "163" only; acceptance date May 21, 1962 by BABwLockheed
KF+138 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching on June 1, 1962 with 18 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
test flight by Messerschmitt on July 6, 1962
DA+259 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on August 27, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
"Project 19" upgrade in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
renumbered DA+239 on February 14, 1963 after the upgrading; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in September 1965
20+54 SABCA for IRAN March 27, 1969 with 989 flight hours, back to JaboG 31 on June 18, 1969
crashed on October 12, 1977 during night practice weapons delivery at Nordhorn Range, near Bentheim, Germany,
the cause was probably partial disorientation, pilot was killed; struck off charge order (AVA) March 30, 1978.

copyright  Günter Grondstein