F-104F 29+19 WaSLw 10 1970

F-104F, construction number 283-5073, model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5020, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank; first flight 1960 with US serial number "59-5020"
BB+386 shipped to Bremerhaven, Germany on November 8, 1960; by train transport to Messerschmitt-Norvenich
acceptance date November 8, 1960 by BABwMTT in Silver-finish colors; Messerschmitt test flight on December 5, 1960
WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) delivery date on January 23, 1961 at Norvenich AB
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1965/66
29+19 withdrawn from use (grounded) on April 16, 1971 according government orders; struck of charge order (AVA) June 29, 1971
preserved on pole in Kerpen barracks of JaboG 31 coded "DA+101" in old Luftwaffe camouflage scheme in 1974; noted 1984 with training aid code "C034"
29+19 refurbished in Lizard camouflage scheme and preserved on pole near gate in Kerpen barracks of JaboG 31 with WTD 61 markings 1999
29+19 preserved on pole with JaboG 31 markings 2001; April 12, 2011 noted
received new paint in summer of 2011; officially erected again on September 16, 2011
taken down April 29, 2013 for restoration; transport to Norvenich AB May 2, 2013; on pole at Norvenich AB on May 13, 2015; July 2016 last noted.

JaboG 31 renamed Taktisches Luftwaffengeschwader 31 "Boelcke" (TaktLwG 31 "B") on October 1, 2013

copyright  Klaus Kropf