TF-104G 27+09 WaSLw 10 (OTU 10) during a "Low Approach" at RAF Gutersloh in August 1976

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5710, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3039, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); Lockheed test flights at Palmdale coded "61-3039"; acceptance date by BABwLockheed December 14, 1962 coded KE+210 in Silver-finish colors
for Germany airlifted February 1, 1963 to Messerschmitt-Manching; DA+039 code for Messerschmitt functional test flight on March 29, 1963
BB+109 WaSLw 10 (OTU 10) at Norvenich AB delivery date on April 18, 1963; February 9, 1964 the "II. Ausbildungsgruppe WaSLw.10" relocated from Norvenich to Jever AB
camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196" in October 1964
27+09 withdrawn from use at WaSLw 10 and flown to Turkey October 4, 1977; struck off charge order (AVA) October 4, 1978
MAP (Military Assistance Program) to Turkish Air Force (Türk Hava Kuvvetleri) with TuAF serial number 62-5710 on October 20, 1977; coded "4-710" with 142 Filo of 4.AJU at Murted AB
April 6,1981 to Sahin Kita (OCU) at Murted AB; 1982 with 6.AJU at Bandirma
crashed coded "9-710" with 191 Filo of 9.AJU on April 4, 1985 into a crowded street in Balikesir town, killing 9 civilians, 1 pilot killed, 1 pilot ok, written off.

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