TF-104G DC+367 Jagdbombergeschwader 33 (JaboG 33) Buchel AB

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5735, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3064, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); assembly at Lockheed-Palmdale; first flight 1963 coded with US serial number "61-3064"
MAP to Germany acceptance date May 21, 1963 by BABwLockheed; KE+235 airlifted to Germany on June 10, 1963 with 10:40 flight hours
DA+064 coded for test flight by Messerschmitt on August 5, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
DC+367 JaboG 33 delivery date on October 14, 1963 at Buchel AB
27+33 WaSLw 10 on June 26, 1975 for familiarization of NASA pilots; flown on June 27, 1975 from Jever AB to Edwards AFB, arrived July 2, 1975 together with construction numbers 5939 and 8213
it was flown by Tom McMurty; struck off charge order (AVA) July 3, 1975
on October 1, 1985 NASA 824 [N824NA] was flown over to Edwards from NASA center by Ed Schneider
and was put in flyable storage from October 15, 1985 onwards. In October 1992 it was still seen in storage (totally cocooned in white)
On September 1, 1996 it was officially dropped from the NASA inventory and soon after it was seen without wings at Edwards AFB
It was probably being prepared to ship it later on to the California Polytechnic University where it arrived on September 9, 1996
It was preserved there at California Polytechnic Institute of State University, San Luis Obispo for static display for some years
it moved to the Estrella Warbird Museum at Paso Robles Airport on February 21, 2000 as Gate Guard; moved to the display line in 2012; April 2023 last noted.

copyright  Frank Matthes