F-104G "13233" (63-13233) 69th TFTS of 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB, Arizona

F-104G, construction number 683-2014, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13233, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 2
first flight 1961 and flight tests flown with register number "114" only; accepted by BABwLockheed in 1961 in Silver-finish colors
DA+111 detached to 6516th Flight Line Maintenance Squadron at Edwards AFB with "Joint Test Force" team on June 12, 1961
for "Category II" A/A firing and Navigation system (TACAN) tests; tests completed with 147 flight hours
airlifted with a "Flying Tiger Line" CL-44D airfreighter to Messerschmitt-Manching on August 28, 1962; project "Lorely" (for JaboG 33) was not implemented
planned code DC+107 was not used; not reassembled and stored; planned for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962
according project "Columbus" airlifted coded as BG+105 on January 11, 1963 to Lockheed-Palmdale, USA for system upgradings
 at Luke AFB operated by the 4510th CCTW (German shadow serial number 2012) in USAF Silver-finish colors coded 13233
crashed May 8, 1970 near Maricopa on Gila Bend Range Nr.3, aircraft became very low on a strafe pass recovery resulting in an
uncontrolled flight during pull-out (encountered full, repeated kicker), pilot was killed on ground contact (CFIT)
aircraft operated that day by the 418 TFTS, 58 TFTW; 1.137 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) May 8, 1970.

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