TF-104G JA+373 JG 71 "Richthofen"

construction number 583F-5909, model 583-10-20, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Lockheed (ARGE-USA) and Messerschmitt (ARGE-Süd) parts (fuselage and wings) assembly according contract lot 2
ARGE-Süd parts airlifted to USA on April 26, 1965 with a Canadair CL-44D of "Flying Tiger Line"; Lockheed assembled coded KF+209; first flight 1965
airlifted to AVIO Diepen at Ypenburg, Netherlands on October 5, 1965 for reassembly
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"; acceptance date November 17, 1965 by BABwFokker
JA+373 JG 71 at Wittmund AB delivery date on November 23, 1965
27+80 WaSLw 10 (OCU 10) on January 4, 1974; withdrawn from use 1978 with 2.032 flight hours
struck off charge order (AVA) October 4, 1978
flown to Greece for the Hellenic Air Force (Elliniki Vassiliki Aeroporia) on August 7, 1978 coded as "TFG-5909"
crashed April 15, 1980 with 335 Mira of 116 Ptx (Wing) into the sea near Zakynthos for unknown reason; written off
the pilots and the plane were never found!

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