F-104C "0-60892" "Miss Bevie J. VI" 479th TFW, assigned to 8th TFW at Udorn RTAFB, Thailand 1967

F-104C, serial number 56-0892, construction number 183-1180, model 483-04-05, built by Lockheed
delivery date October 16, 1958, 479th Tactical Fighter Wing, George AFB, CA (October 1958-October 1967)
on February 28, 1959 F-104C serial no. 56-0892 suffered a right main gear tire failure on take-off at George AFB, California.
The runway barrier cable failed and the aircraft departed the overrun, collapsing all three gears, and was heavily damaged.
476th TFS 1965 at DaNang AB, South Vietnam and Kung Kuan AB Taiwan (April 19, 1965-July 11, 1965)
435th Tactical Fighter Squadron (Pacific Air Forces) Udorn RTAF, Thailand in late 1966/1967
198th TFS PR Air National Guard October 1967-July 1975
accident January 14, 1969 at Muniz ANGB (San Juan IAP), after Emergency landing the aircraft departed the Rwy,
at that point the gear collapsed and the aircraft slid some more distance with the nose gear coming off,
aircraft stopped 40 feet short of the lagoon and left skid marks 900 feet long, aircraft was repaired and operated until replaced by A-7s in 1975
withdrawn from use July 17, 1975 and transferred to Luke AFB
at Luke AFB, Arizona as gate guard coded "10+75" with F-104G tail of construction number 9012
in October 1975 showing "69-418" (being the numbers of the last two training squadrons) on right tail,
later coded as "63-13243" of the 4510th CCTW (58th TFTW); first noted as "13243" late 1994
October 2005 noted; June 2022 noted.

copyright  Rodney Trimble

flown by Capt Floyd Totten, photo showing the aircraft flying aside a C-130

"It refers to my wife Bevie J, part of the paint had worn off and it looked like a "P" instead of a "B",
the VI was the sixth airplane named after her
Ironically, on the other side of the airplane was a name, "My Darling Dorothy" a woman whom I later married"