TF-104G EB+371 Aufklärungsgeschwader 52 (AG 52) 1966

TF-104G, construction number 583D-5737, company model 583-10-20, US serial number 61-3066, built by Lockheed
manufactured by Group USA (ARGE-USA); test flight release May 14, 1963; first flight 1963 coded with US serial number "61-3066"
to Germany coded KE+237, acceptance date May 29, 1963 by BABwLockheed
airlifted to Messerschmitt-Manching, Germany on June 18, 1963; camouflage scheme "Norm 62" according tech order "TA-196"
coded DA+066 for Messerschmitt test flight on August 14, 1964; acceptance date November 19, 1964 by BABwMTT
EB+372 coded on November 11, 1964; recoded EB+371 AG 52 delivery date at Leck AB on February 23, 1965
27+35 JG 71 "R" at Wittmund AB on November 15, 1971; JaboG 31 "B" at Norvenich AB on January 2, 1974
withdrawn from use at LwSchleuse 11 on February 2, 1983; struck off charge order (AVA) January 7, 1983
MAP (Military Assistance Program) with 2.269 flight hours to Turkey (TuAF serial number 63-5737) on April 13, 1983
crashed coded "6-737" of 6.AJU on January 10, 1985 at homebase Bandirma due to an engine failure just after takeoff
pilots were both tragically killed in this accident because it was too late for them to eject; wreck noted 1987; scrapped.

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