F-104G 23+35 JG 74 on a rainy day at Neuburg AB in 1974

F-104G, construction number 683D-8010, company model 683-10-19 built by Fokker
manufactured by North Group (ARGE-Nord); assembled with Lockheed produced parts; coded KG+110 first flight May 30, 1962 at Fokker-Schiphol
March 8, 1963 acceptance date by BABwFokker (RNAF-MTA) in AWX (All Weather Fighter) version under project "Green Hill" (for JG 71)
JA+101 JG 71 "Richthofen" at Wittmund AB delivery date on May 8, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in August 1964
VFW for upgrading on September 21, 1965; IRAN at SABCA on May 12, 1966 with 251 flight hours
JD+111 to JG 74 on July 15, 1966
23+35 IRAN at SABCA on September 23, 1968 with 628 flight hours, back to JG 74 on May 9, 1969
withdrawn from use at LVR 1 (Luftwaffenversorgungsregiment 1) on May 14, 1975 with 1.502 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) December 4, 1973; used for spare parts (ETG:Ersatzteilgewinnung); scrapped at MatDep 11 at Erding AB on December 7, 1978.

Project "Green Hill": 42 AWX airplanes were delivered to the Fighter Wing 71 (Jagdgeschwader 71) at Wittmund.

copyright  Eric Tammer

Mid May 1965 JG71 based at Wittmund held its very first squadron exchange. It participated in a 2-way exchange with French Air Force Mirage IIIC aircraft
based at Dijon. It looks like EC 3/2 "Alsace" hosted JG 71 in Dijon, while JG 71 hosted EC 1/2 "Cigognes" in Wittmund
Four Mirages flew to Germany while four Starfighters flew to France being F-104G from both Staffel (JA+101, JA+104, JA+246 and JA+248).

Collision with car during take-off roll
Neuburg AB, JG 74, October 21, 1969, 16:13 hrs
F-104G 23+35 collided during take-off roll on Rwy 27 with a VW minibus of a civilian repair company, which crossed the runway without authorization.
The left wing cut the top of the car and the tip tank was ripped off. The pilot burned down fuel and made an Emergency Landing 30 min later at Manching AB.
The second aircraft aborted the take-off roll and rolled through the debris.
Luckily the formation did single ship take-offs due to different engines (J79-GE-11A and MTU J79-J1K), which precluded a possible disaster.
The civil technician died in the hospital.
by Johann Wohlmuth