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

F-104F, construction number 283-5055, 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
heavy 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29+06 withdrawn from use on April 16, 1971 according government orders; stored at LwVersBer 1 on April 21, 1971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 1999 in the open display
displayed inside hangar, WaSLw 10 marks, September 14, 2006 official presentation; March 2018 last noted.

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

copyright  Peter Doll

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