F-104A "FG-821" (56-0821) of 331 FIS from Webb AFB, TX 1964

F-104A, construction number 183-1109, model 183-93-02, US serial number 56-0821, built by Lockheed
delivery date June 27, 1958; 337th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (Air Defense Command),
Westover AFB, MA June 1958-December 1958
83rd FIS Hamilton AFB, CA December 1958-August 1960
197th FIS (Air National Guard), Sky Harbor MAP, AZ August 1960-September 1962
157th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (ANG), McEntire ANGB, SC September 1962-July 1963
331st Fighter Interceptor Squadron (ADC), Webb AFB, TX July 1963-August 1965
319th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (ADC), Homestead AFB, FL August 1965-September 1965
crashed September 21, 1965 at Homestead AFB after a canopy failure (canopy not locked)
on take-off about 2 NM NE of Homestead AFB,
it opened on lift-off, and loose gear on top of the glare shield went down the scoops,
he tried to clear the stall, but no way; pilot was killed, he did not attempt to eject.

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