F-104A "FG-769" ADC 83rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron Hamilton AFB, California over San Francisco harbour and the Bay Bridge

F-104A, construction number 183-1057, model 183-93-02, US serial number 56-0769, built by Lockheed
available August 6, 1957; accepted by the US Air Force on November 6, 1957; delivery date November 6, 1957
83rd FIS May 28, 1958 - December 14, 1959; 769 nose art was "Wailing Lady"
331 FIS in the 60's; 319th FIS in the 60's
under project "Ali Shan No.1" MAP to Taiwan November 22, 1960 via McClellan AFB coded as "4208"; to 8 TFS of 3 Wing at CCK AFB
crashed December 18, 1963 after emergency landing at Hsinchu AB due to a suspected fire according fire-warning light indication,
he did not make it to the runway and aircraft hit a mud-bank on coastline 3000 ft short and exploded, pilot was killed, written off.

copyright  George Davis