F-104C "FG-892" 476 TFS (blue) at Nellis AFB for the Gunnery Meeting 1959

F-104C, construction number 183-1180, model 483-04-05, US serial number 56-0892, built by Lockheed
delivery date October 16, 1958; 479th TFW October 1958-October 1967
February 28, 1959 F-104C suffered a right main gear tire failure on take-off at George AFB, California.
The runway barrier cable failed and the aircraft departed the overrun, collapsing all three gears, and was heavily damaged.
The pilot suffered only minor injuries; 476th TFS 1965 at DaNang AB, South Vietnam and Kung Kuan AB Taiwan (April 19, 1965-July 11, 1965)
435th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Pacific Air Forces) Udorn RTAF, Thailand in late 1966/1967
nose art "Miss Bevie J. VI" 479th TFW, assigned to 8th TFW at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand 1967
198th TFS PR Air National Guard October 1967-July 1975; withdrawn from use July 17, 1975 and transferred to Luke AFB
at Luke AFB, Arizona as gate guard coded "10+75" with F-104G tail of construction number 9012 in October 1975
showing "69-418" (being the numbers of the last two training squadrons) on right tail
later coded as "63-13243" of the 4510th CCTW (58th TFTW); first noted as "13243" late 1994; Luke Air Force Base Airpark June 2018 noted.

This Starfighter arrived at Udorn AB in February, 1967. It was flown by Floyd Totten who decided to put the name of his first girlfriend "Bevie J" on the nose of his Starfighter.
It was the sixth aircraft Floyd had named to her during his career. Soon after the paint was falling off and Floyd decided to have the name of his wife Dorothy painted on as "My Darlin Dorothy"
Late September 1967 it was flown back to the USA and was assigned to the 198th TFS, Puerto Rico ANG in October 1967.

copyright  Jim Flemming