F-104G "13268" (63-13268) touching down with a practice bomb dispenser on the centerline station

F-104G, construction number 683-2097, model 683-10-19, US serial number 63-13268, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 7
flown with register number "197" for test flights; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known
KF+172 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching, Germany on October 2, 1962 in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
reassembled by Messerschmitt but no test flight; not delivered to the GAF Luftwaffe and stored
order for project "Columbus" on November 15, 1962; disassembled again and with code BG+114 airlifted back to USA on February 8, 1963
at Lockheed-Palmdale reassembly and modified according modification status 2220
 in USAF Silver-finish colors to the 4510th CCTW at Luke AFB (German shadow serial number 2084) operated with code 13268
crashed on May 22, 1969 at 1502 MST approximately 2 NM east of Lake Havasu City, Mojave County, AZ
during a first solo flight after loosing aircraft control while flying a Barrel Roll maneuver (CFIT); pilot was killed, he did not eject
operated by the 4518 CCTS that day; 984 flight hours; struck off charge order (AVA) May 22, 1969.

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