F-104F BB+373 WaSLw 10: Instructor Pilot Oberleutnant Wolfgang von Stürmer (†) shows student Erhard "Eddie" Gödert the cockpit

Olt Wolfgang von Stürmer (†) crashed during a demonstration exercise into an open brown coal-mine near Bonn killing all pilots of all 4 aircraft of the team.
The formation flew into the ground during a steep-dive near Knapsack on June 19, 1962.
Wolfgang von Stürmer, flying in the aft-"slot"-position of the formation, tried to recover from the overturn in which he failed.

F-104F, construction number 283-5060, model 483-04-08, US serial number 59-5007, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed Aircraft Cooperation (LAC), Burbank; assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale
first flight 1960 with USAF serial number "59-5007"; acceptance date by BABwLockheed not known
shipped to Bremerhaven, Germany August 3, 1960; transported via train to Messerschmitt-Norvenich for reassembly
acceptance date August 4, 1960 by BABwMTT; Messerschmitt test flight on August 24, 1960
BB+373 WaSLw 10 (OTU Operational Training Unit) Norvenich delivery date on September 27, 1960 in Silver-finish colors
German aircraft registration on September 8, 1960; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order TA-196 estimated 1966/67
29+10 code change start on November 13, 1967; withdrawn from use 1971 according government orders
struck off charge order (AVA) June 29, 1971
instructional airframe (GIA) at TSLw 3 in 1971 for fire-practice purposes coded "2" last noted; scrapped.

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