F-104F BB+368 WaSLw 10 Norvenich AB 1964

F-104F, construction number 283-5055, company company model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5002, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC), Burbank; assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale; first flight 1960 with US serial number coded "59-5002"
coded BB+368 shipped in boxes to Bremerhaven on June 20, 1960; transported via train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich in Silver-finish colors
WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) at Norvenich AB; test flight and first F-104F flight in Germany on July 22, 1960
German airworthiness certificate on July 21, 1960; July 22, 1960 official handover to German Air Force; WaSLw 10 on July 26, 1960
heavily damaged during net barrier engagement after emergency landing on November 8, 1962 at Norvenich AB, camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in 1965/66
29+06 withdrawn from use on April 16, 1971 according government orders; stored at LwVersBer 1 on April 21, 1971
struck off charge order (AVA) June 29, 1971; to Luftwaffenmuseum Uetersen in 1971; seen there in 1987 with training aid code "C083"
preserved Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr Berlin-Gatow (Air Force Museum of the Bundeswehr) 1999 in the open display
displayed inside hangar, WaSLw 10 marks, September 14, 2006 official presentation; March 2021 last noted.

note: in 2011 the "Luftwaffenmuseum der Bundeswehr" (Air Force Museum of the Bundeswehr) at Berlin-Gatow airfield is renamed as an autonomous branch 
of the "Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr" (Bundeswehr Museum of Military History).

claim of fame: First flight of German pilots of WaSLw 10 (Norvenich) over Germany on July 22, 1960!

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July 22, 1960 official handover to German Air Force with the Chief of the Luftwaffe GenLt Josef Kammhuber in the Backseat