TF-104G JA+372 JG 71 "Richthofen" during winter 1965

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5734, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3063, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale; Lockheed test flights at Palmdale coded with US serial number "61-3063"
acceptance date 1963 by BABwLockheed for Germany coded KE+234; airlifted to Manching on June 10, 1963 with 27 flight hours
DA+063 coded for reassembly and test flight on August 31, 1963 at Messerschmitt-Manching
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date October 22, 1963 by BABwMTT
JA+372 JG 71 delivery date on November 7, 1973 at Wittmund AB
27+32 crashed April 15, 1969 during a test flight after engine failure due to compressor stall (FOD)
on return to Wittmund AB, both pilots ejected but one pilot was killed; written off; struck off charge order (AVA) June 20, 1969.

copyright  Frank Matthes