F-104G DA+240 Jagdbombergeschwader 31 "Boelcke" (JaboG 31) 1965

F-104G, construction number 683-2061, model 683-10-19, built by Lockheed
manufactured by ARGE-USA; Lockheed assembly in Fighterbomber version according contract lot 6
flight test release January 29, 1962; test flights with register number coded "161" only
KF+136 airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching on June 5, 1962 with 26 flight hours in a Canadair CL-44D airfreighter of "Flying Tiger Line"
test flight by Messerschmitt on July 19, 1962; acceptance date August 20, 1962 in Fighterbomber version by BABwMTT
DA+258 JaboG 31 at Norvenich AB delivery date on August 21, 1962 in Silver-finish colors
"Project 19" upgrading in order to get all Norvenich aircraft to the same modification level starting in January 1963
recoded DA+240 on April 2, 1963 after the upgrading; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in August 1965
heavy damaged touching down 800 meter short of runway when flying too low into the approach lighting system
on February 11, 1966 in bad weather at Norvenich AB; pilot was badly injured, but survived
aircraft was damaged beyond economical repair (DBR); written off; struck off charge order (AVA) November 14, 1966.

copyright  Peter Doll