Aircraft by type - Lockheed F-104 Starfighter including all variants and license built aircraft

 The  F-104 in German Service
Losses & Ejections
[Draft Version - Still being added to and checked for errors]
Photographs of pilots very much appreciated

 
Date Air Force A'cft Unit - Serial

based

crashed crew photo seat
1961  
29th March 1961
WGAF
F-104F  BB+375
5062

WaSLw 10
Lockheed C-2
Engine failure due to malfunction of the fuel control unit, crashed near Korbach Capt. Hans-Ulrich Flade ejected successfully 1st Lt Wolfgang Strenkert  ejected successfully Lockheed C-2
6th September 1961
WGAF
F-104F BB+378
5065

WaSLw 10

Nörvenich
Air Base
Loss of  all navigation instruments, crashed near Neckarmühlbach     Lockheed C-2
1st Lt Erwin Willing  ejected successfully 1st Lt Hermann Hammerstein ejected successfully Lockheed C-2
1962  
25th January 1962
WGAF
F-104F  BB+366
5053

WaSLw 10

Nörvenich
Air Base
Reheat-failure on Take-Off in Nörvenich    
Hptm. Lutz Tyrkowski killed 1st Lt Horst Völter ejected successfully Lockheed C-2
22nd May 1962
WGAF
F-104G DA+107
2029

JaboG 31 'B'
Nörvenich
Air Base
Engine failure  [compressor stall]  near Jülich 1st Lt Siegfried Heltzel ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
19th June 1962   F‑104F BB+370
5057

WaSLw 10

Nörvenich Air Base
All four aircraft collided with the ground near Knapsack   close to Nörvenich Air Base Air Base.

 

It is unlikely that any of the pilot attempted ejection

Capt Jon Speer
(USAF, lead)
killed

 
19th June 1962   F‑104F BB+387
5074

WaSLw 10

Nörvenich Air Base

Olt Heinz Frye (No.2)
killed

 
19th June 1962   F‑104F BB+365
5052

WaSLw 10

Nörvenich Air Base
Olt Bemd Kuehart
[
Kuebart ??]
 (No.3)
killed
 
NEED TO CONFIRM WHO WAS IN WHICH AIRCRAFT
19th June 1962   F‑104F BB+385
5072

WaSLw 10

Nörvenich Air Base
Olt Wolfgang von Sturmer (No.4)
killed
 
3rd September 1962
WGAF
F-104G
DA+116
2019

JaboG 31 'B'
Nörvenich
Air Base
Loss of aircraft control [gear raising problems] after take-off near Mechernich pilotOlt Erik Bedarf ejected too late
killed
  Lockheed C-2
1964  
31st January 1964
WG Navy
F-104G 
JA+111
7091   
 MFG 1  Mid-air collision near Leck during a crossover manoeuvre at high level  Lt Harm Zander
ejected successfully
  Lockheed C-2
31st January 1964
WG Navy
F-104G    JA+112
7092   
MFG 1 Mid-air collision near Leck during a crossover manoeuvre at high level Lt Hans-Joachim Buth ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
24th March 1964
WGAF
F-104G DC+101
2071
JaboG 33
Bfchel Air Base
left the runway as a result of nosewheel shimmy during take‑off
damaged beyond repair
Capt Robert Dixon

(USAF)
unhurt
   
2nd May 1964
WGAF
F-104G JA+106
8018

JG 71 'R'
Crashed during an airshow at Bremerhaven airport Major Thomas Perfili
 

(USAF)
killed
ejected at late stage
pic p 37 Lockheed C-2
11th May 1964
WGAF
RF-104G EA+233
8142   
AG 51 'F' Engine failure at Manching Hptm Norbert Senger
ejected successfully
  Lockheed C-2
11th May 1964
WGAF
F-104G JA+232
8036

JG 71 'R'
Wittmund Air Base
Crashed during Final approach after hitting  approach lights Lt Gert Gollob
 killed
   
27th July 1964
WGAF
F-104F 5097
BB+380

[should this be 5067]


WaSLw 10
Loss of control crashed near Hesel     Lockheed C-2
Capt. Mario Arpino

 (Aeronautica Militare Italiana)
ejected successfully
Capt. Antonio Stura
 
(Aeronautica Militare Italiana)
ejected successfully
Lockheed C-2
14th October 1964
WGAF
F-104G DD+237
7136

JaboG 34
During an instrument approach after departing clouds the aircraft collided with trees and crashed near Memmingen Hptm Gunter Klatt was killed    
16th October 1964
WGAF
F-104G DC+236
2085   

JaboG 33
Engine failure near Massevaux, France Hptm Hans-Jürgen Rentel ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
12th November 1964
WGAF
RF-104G EA+115
8126
 
AG 51 '1'
Manching Air Base
Engine failure near Manching Maj. (USAF) Charles Learnard ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
1965  
24th February 1965
WGAF
F-104G BB+239
8189

WaSLw 10

Jever Air Base
aircraft hit the ground shortly after lift‑off at the departure end of the runway following several unsuccessful attempts to light the afterburner Hptm Gunter Lorentz was killed    
18th March 1965
WG Navy
F-104G VA+ 116
7096
MFG 1 Flew into water during a simulated low level air‑to‑air attack against another flight over the North Sea Olt z S Peter Baumann was killed    
18th March 1965
WGAF
F-104G JA+107
8041
JG 71 'R'
Wittmund Air Base
Take‑off aborted due to control problems. Left the overrun and was damaged beyond repair OFw Reinhard Wicke
unhurt
   
19th March 1965
WGAF
F-104G EA+243
8155
AG 51 '1' Collided with trees during a low level reconnaissance flight after overflying Kautbeuren Air Base in poor weather conditions Fw Hans Prams was killed    
23rd April 1965
WGAF
F-104G 8108    EA-108  AG 51 Engine failure following lightning strike near Aich, Vilsbiburg Flt Sgt Josef Heidler ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
16th April 1965
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 62‑12312
6011

4510 CCTW

Luke AFB, Arizona
canopy was left unlocked during take‑off KKpt Helmut Groh
[WWGAF]
was killed
   
26th April 1965
WG Navy
TF‑104G TA+ 163
5729
MFG 1 Generator No. l failed during a radar approach Loss of engine power during GCA into Jagel AB [Jever Air Base] Crashed into the Jadebusen Schilling straights     Lockheed C-2
Olt z S Klaus Rösner
ejected safely
Olt z S Heinz‑Ulrich Lutz
ejected safely
Lockheed C-2
13th May 1965
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 63‑13236
2018

4510 CCTW
collided with the ground during the pull‑up on Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA Capt Fritz Roth

(USAF)
was killed
   
11th June 1965
WGAF
F-104G JA+235
8039

JG 71 'R'
Entered cloud during low level intercept training. Crashed with a steep dive angle near Porta Westfalica OFw Günther Pethke was killed    
12th June 1965
WGAF
F-104G DA+259
9047

JaboG 31 'B'
Nörvenich
Air Base
Engine compressor stall during weapons delivery training near Suippes  Weapons Range/France Hptm. Günter Angermann ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
14th June 1965
WGAF
F-104G DF+123
9149
 
JaboG 36 engine explosion and engine failure near Köhlen pilot OFw Klaus Goweke ejected ejected but died afterwards   Lockheed C-2
22nd June 1965
WGAF
F-104G EA+ 120
8136
AG 51 '1'
Laon Air Base, France
Gear raising problems after take‑off caused engine stall.  Crashed near Laon, France Hptm Heinz Hartung was killed    
29th June 1965
night

WGAF
F-104G DC+126
7071
JaboG 33  Spatial disorientation after lightning strike, crashed near Grossouire/France 1st Lt Helmar Habig ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
2nd July 1965
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 63‑13230
2011

4510 CCTW
Flight control system malfunction. Crashed on Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona Capt Ronald Dinn (USAF) was killed    
6th July 1965
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 63‑13248 2032
4510 CCTW
Flight control system malfunction. Crashed on Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona Olt Hans Burkhardt was killed    
3rd August 1965
WGAF
F-104G BB+247
8198

WaSLw 10
During  low level navigation training lead aircraft collided with a hillside and crashed near Bielefeld Hptm Dieter Bazlen was killed    
4th August 1965
WGAF
F-104G  DA+253 7104
JaboG 31 'B'
Nörvenich
Air Base
Caught fire after take‑off run was aborted as a result of a misunderstanding with Air Traffic Control and drag 'chute collapsed and the nosewheel broke off during the barrier engagement Fw Reinhard Muller
unhurt
   
17th August1965
WGAF
F-104E BB+364
5051

WaSLw 10
Crashed after heavy landing near Wangerland      
Hptm Dietmar Engel (student pilot) KptLt Eberhard Eichler (instructor pilot)  
23rd August 1965
WGAF
F-104G EA+ 126
8171
AG 51 'f'
Manching Air Base
Problems with stabilizer on take off - aircraft hit the runway and exploded Olt Lothar Kroll was killed    
22nd September 1965
WGAF
F-104G JD+248
8228
JG 74 After air‑to‑air gunnery over the North Sea Nozzle failure and power loss during GCA into Jever AB crashed into the Jadebusen. pilot OFw Gfnter Walzak ejected but drowned    
22nd September 1965
WGAF
F-104G BB+246
8197

WaSLw 10
Engine failure near Stollhamm due to fuel starvation during approach to Jever AB 1st Lt Uwe Focke ejected successfully.   Lockheed C-2
29th September 1965
WGAF
F-104G DA+114
7018
 
JaboG 31 'B' Low level navigation training flight over Northern Germany. Engine failure due to loss of oil during approach to Jever AB pilot Hptm Wolfgang Willam ejected but died   Lockheed C-2
5th November 1965
WGAF
F-104G DD+120
7128

JaboG 34
Memmingen Air Base
 Crashed near Sontheim Hptm Dieter Thormeyer
killed
   
24th November 1965
WGAF
F-104G  DD+119
7127   

JaboG 31 'B'
Engine fire after loosing hydraulic fluid over  Capo de la Frasca Range, Sardegna crashed near Decimomannu/Italy Olt Wolfgang Schaumburg ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
6th December 1965
WGAF
F-104G DA+254
7105

JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich
Air Base
 Night high level navigation flight. Crashed close to Narvik, Norway Major Klaus Lehnert was killed    
22nd December 1965
WGAF
F-104G JD+ 106
9066
 JG 74
Manching AB
No place to land due to fog / snow storm at Manching AB over southern Germany, crashed near Ingolstadt 2nd Lt Richard Haiplik ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
23rd December 1965
WGAF
F-104G DB+234
8315

JbG 32
 Spatial disorientation. Crashed near Laichingen Hptm Josef Weiher was killed    
1966  
20th January 1966
WGAF
F-104G JA+123
8016
 

JG 71 'R'
nozzle failure, flamed out after take-off from Wittmundhafen crashed near Werdum pilot ejected OFw Klaus‑Dieter Tuleweit but did not survive    
7th February 1966
WGAF
 F-104G  8201    BB+249
WaSLw 10
Undercarriage would not come down prior landing at Jever AB, crashed near Remels Sgt. Hubertus Lattemann ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
11th February 1966
WGAF
 F-104G DA+240
2061

JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich Air Base
Collided with approach lights about 800 metres short of the runway in foggy weather conditions Fw Dietrich Bressem was severely injured    
3rd March 1966
WGAF
F-104G 8003
63-13270

4510 CCTW
Engine failure caused by fuel system malfunction during night solo flight on training flight from Luke/Arizona Sgt Hans-Georg Schmidt ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
10th March 1966
WGAF
F-104G DC+ 117
2074

JaboG 33

B6chel Air Base
Crashed into a forest area near Neuhftten during low level navigation training flight Fw Horst Stüber was killed    
18th March 1966
WGAF
F-104G DB+237
8320
 
JaboG 32
Lechfeld Air Base
engine failure on take-off during gear retraction Lechfeld AB pilot ejected Fw Harry Thiedemann but died

[outside the seat envelope]

  Lockheed C‑2 ejection seat
21st March 1966
WGAF
F-104G EB+112
8210
AG 51 'f. Loss of control, entered spin during test flight, crashed near Gerolsbach Capt. Peter Hell ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
2nd May 1966
WG Navy
F-104G VA+104
7084
MFG 1
Schleswig Naval Air Base
Compressor stall after take-off
Crashed near Borm
pilot Olt z S Klaus Rbsner ejected but parachute malfunctioned   Lockheed C-2
10th May 1966
WG Navy
F-104G VB+240
7197
MFG 2 mid air collision over North Sea in bad weather pilot Olt z S Gerhard Stehr ejected but died   Lockheed C-2
10th May 1966
WG Navy
F-104G VA+ 115
7095
MFG 2 KptLt Knot Winkler
killed
   
17th May 1966
WGAF
F-104G DA+ 129
9059

JaboG 31 'B'
Engine problems during ow level navigation training flight over Northern Germany. Made emergency landing at RAF Guttersloh. Damaged beyond repair Fw Dieter Knapp unhurt,    
27th May 1966
WGAF
F-104G DF+234
9157
JaboG 36
Hopsten Air Base
Drag 'chute failed, ran off runway on landing at Hopsten AB during the landing roll pilotOlt Joachim Kienast  ejected but died 

[outside the seat envelope]

  Lockheed C‑2 ejection seat
27th May 1966
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 2010
63-13259

4510 CCTW
Engine failure due to open nozzle, caused by loss of oil pressure on training flight from Luke/Arizona. 1st Lt Günter Wuttke ejected successfully Lockheed C-2
13th June 1966
WGAF
F-104G EA+ 107
8106
AG 51 'f. mid‑air collision during low level navigation training over the Netherlands. Crashed into the water near Harlingen. Olt Manfred Hippel
killed
   
13th June 1966
WGAF
F-104G EA+248
8160
  Olt Dietmar Treppe
killed
   
CAN ANYONE CONFIRM CREW TO AIRCRAFT ??
11th July 1966
WGAF
F-104G DD+232
7131

JaboG 34
Pilot suffered symptoms of hypoxia due to oxygen supply problems. Aircraft damaged in dive that followed Major Siegfried Palme was unhurt    
13th July 1966
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 9004 63‑13277
4510 CCTW
Collided with the ground at Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA during weapons delivery training Lt z S Klaus‑Jurgen Ungering was killed    
18th July 1966
WGAF
F-104G JA+254
8078

JG 71 'R'
Loss of control during air to air gunnery pass near Helgoland crashed into the North Sea pilot Olt Siegfried Arndt  ejected but drowned   Lockheed C-2
15th September 1966
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 8196
63-13261
4510 CCTW
Luke AFB, Arizona
Assymmetric flaps on training flight  and loss of aircraft control after take-off from Luke/Arizona Olt z S  Manfred Frey ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
16th September 1966
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 2024
63-13241

4510 CCTW
control problems, Engine failure after take-off crashed near Luke AFB, Arizona pilot Capt James Torson

(USAF)
ejected but was hit by his ejection seat
  Lockheed C-2
18th October 1966
WG Navy
 F-104G VA+145
7169
  MFG 1
 
Engine failure compressor stall, crashed into North Sea near Neuwerk Olt z S Wolfgang Engelmann  ejected but was injured   Lockheed C-2
28th November 1966
WGAF
F-104G DC+126
8292

JaboG 33
BLC failure, crashed on landing at Büchel AB in poor weather conditions pilot ejected Olt Henning Kaupsch but died   Lockheed C-2
1967  
7th February 1967
WGAF
F-104G 7107 DA+256
JaboG 31 'B'
 During weapons delivery training crashed near Cape de la Frasca Range, Sardinia, Italy Olt Wilhelm Schünemann was killed    
3rd March 1967
WGAF
F-104G DC+119
2077

JaboG 33
Engine failure loss of control on final at Decimomannu AB (APC failure) Crashed near Decimomannu, Italy Olt  Uwe Bogisch ejected successfully slightly injured   Lockheed C-2
28th April 1967

WG Navy
F-104G VB+205
6641   
MFG 2 Engine failure after birdstrike during low level navigation training , crashed near Bad Meinberg. KptLt  Hans-Joachim Buth
 ejected successfully (his SECOND !!!)
  Lockheed C-2
16th May 1967

WGAF
F-104G EB+256
8276   
AG 52 Engine failure after birdstrike,  during low level navigation training  near Helserdeich, crashed near Neufeld Fw  Horst Chroboczek ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
22nd May 1967
WG Navy
F-104G VA+133
7157   
MFG 1
Schleswig Naval Air Base
Compressor stall after take-off from Nörvenich AB due to FOD. Engine failure. crashed near Lommersum Olt z S  Georg Lange ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
29th May 1967
WGAF
TF-104G DF+361
5915   
JaboG36
Hopsten Air Base
Complete electrical failure near Hopsten AB, , crashed near Schale     Lockheed C-2
Hptm  Reinhard Rokoss ejected successfully HFw Gerhard Hacker ejected successfully Lockheed C-2
8th June 1967
WGAF
F-104G EA+252
6627   
AG 51 '1'.
Manching Air Base
Loss of engine power, nozzle failure during approach into Manching AB, crashed near Ingolstadt OFw  Reinhold Mast ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
15th August 1967
WGAF
F-104G JA+240
8044

JG 71 'R'
Wittmund Air Base
During a night landing in bad weather the aircraft left the runway, overturned Major Diether Frese was recovered    
19th September 1967
WGAF
F-104G DC+231
8328

JaboG 33
nozzle failure and emergency landing at Korfu AB, Greece. Overshot runway into water pilot Hptm Josef Hoffmann ejected under water, badly injured   Lockheed C-2
1968  
25th January 1968
WGAF
RF-104G EB+246
8254   
AG 52
Leck Air Base
Engine fire after "touch and go" at Leck AB, crashed near Bosbüll HFw  Adolf Strohal ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
27th March 1968
WGAF
F-104G DC+120
2078   

JaboG 33
Büchel Air Base
Engine failure compressor stall after take-off due to FOD near Büchel Olt  Dieter Tietz ejected successfully but injured.   Lockheed C-2
4th April 1968
WG Navy
F-104G 22+27
7102
MFG 1
Schleswig Naval Air Base
crashed west of Eckemf6rde KptLt Holger Fischer was killed    
17th April 1968
WGAF
F-104G 21 +73
7042

JaBoG 32
Crashed near Gauting Hptm Ferdinand Eckert was killed  

Captain Ferdinand Eckert is included in your website.
May be that the attached pictures will find your interest.
Regards
Gert
in email 20th June 2008

21st May 1968
WG Navy
F-104G 21+08
6630
MFG 2 crashed near Silberstedt

KptLt Helmut Sander was killed

   
28th May 1968
WGAF
TF-104G 27+04
5705   

WaSLw 10
Engine failure, loss of thrust control due to broken linkage near Wittmundhafen AB near Leerhafe     Lockheed C-2
Maj Erwin Willing (his SECOND !!!) ejected successfully Hptm  Jürgen Bleil ejected successfully Lockheed C-2
11th June 1968
WGAF
F-104G 24+50
8194

JaboG 34

Memmingen Air Base
 Crashed into the Hochgrat mountain during night time low level flight when  the navigation equipment failed Olt Karl‑Oskar Klenk was killed    
20th June 1968
WGAF
F-104G 20+09
2009   

JG 71 'R'
Wittmund Air Base
Loss of control  during landing at Wittmundhafen AB. crashed near Wittmund Olt Uwe Betke ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
2nd August 1968
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 8064 65-12749
4510 CCTW
Loss of aircraft control during weapons delivery training. Crashed on the Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA Olt Karsten Weis was killed    
5th August 1968
WGAF
F-104G 9001
63-13274   

4510 CCTW
Assymmetric flaps on training flight from Luke at Gila Bend range Arizona Lt Gerd-Conrad Schwab ejected successfully   Lockheed C-2
22nd August 1968
WGAF
F-104G 21+05
6626
AG 51 'f.
Manching Air Base
Caught fire during fuel system maintenance work Not occupied    
22nd August 1968
WGAF
F-104G 24+14
8154
AG 51 'f.
Manching Air Base
Damaged beyond repair from fire that spread from adjacent aircraft Not occupied    
18th September 1968
WG Navy
F-104G 23+04 7187 MFG 2 water contact in hazy weather conditions near Kattegat during low level navigation flying over the Baltic Sea pilot ejected Olt z S Hans‑Christoph Mildenberger but died   Lockheed C-2
 

The Martin-Baker Ejection Seat as fitted to the German F-104 Starfighter

 


                                                                                                              photo Martin Baker
Martin-Baker GQ-7A Ejection (REAR) Seat F-104 & TF-104
installation & test trials


                                                                   photo Martin-Baker
Martin-Baker GQ-7A Ejection Seat


                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 photo Martin-Baker

Martin-Baker GQ-7A Ejection Seat TF-104 installation & test trials
                                     

24th September 1968
WGAF
F-104G 22+02 7072 
JaboG 33

Büchel Air Base
Left the runway and crashed during emergency landing at Ramstein AB Capt. "Paule" Cronauer ejected successfully slightly injured 1st Martin Baker GQ-7 ejection!
 

Luftwaffe M-B Ejections

The first emergency ejection from a

German Air Force F-104G Starfighter

equipped with a Martin-Baker GQ7A

seat took place at Ramstein AFB on

September 24. A pilot whose aircraft

overshot the runway on landing operated

his seat in a ground-level ejection at

a speed of about 40kt and landed unhurt.

Four hours later there was a second

emergency ejection from a GAF F-104G,

also fitted with a GQ7A seat, the pilot

abandoning his aircraft at about 6,000ft

and landing safely.

Delivery of Martin-Baker seats to the

German Air Force began towards the

end of 1967 and it is estimated that at

least 70 per cent of the F-104Gs have

now been converted.

FLIGHT International, 3 October 1968

page 516

24th September 1968
WGAF
F-104G 9041    25+77
JG 71 'R'
Loss of control, crashed  during landing at Wittmundhafen AB near Wittmund Maj Reinhard Prinz ejected successfully

see also 9th October 1968

  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
9th October 1968
WGAF
TF-104G 28+21
5951

WaSLw 10
During a formation barrel roll collided with the water, crashed into the River Weser estuary      
Olt Rudiger Kielmann
was killed
Fw Joachim Fehring
was killed
 
9th October 1968
WGAF
F-104G 21+62
7031

JaboG 31 'B'
Collided with the ground in adverse weather conditions during low level navigation training. Crashed near Ottmarsbocholt Hptm Reinhard Prinz was killed

see also 24th September 1968

   
25th November 1968
WGAF
F-104G 9155 26+14 JaboG 36
Hopsten Air Base
aircraft caught fire During an engine ground run Not occupied    
12th December 1968

WG Navy
F-104G 23+10 7193 MFG 2 crashed into North Sea after bird strike near Helgoland pilot Olt z S Gerd‑Dieter Bruns  ejected but drowned    
1969  
5th March 1969
WGAF
F-104G 21+66
7035   

JaboG 34
Engine failure near Mettenberg Hptm  Gerald Lindner ejected successfully 100. Starfighter loss Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
5th March 1969
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 8021 65‑12746
4510 CCTW

Luke AFB, Arizona
wing failed during the pull‑up after a weapons delivery pass at Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA Lt Heinz Matusche was killed    
25th March 1969
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G  8191
67-14891
4510 CCTW
Luke AFB, Arizona
Assymmetric flaps on training flight from Luke/Arizona. Maj David Clardy(USAF)
ejected
but injured
   
15th April 1969
WGAF
 TF-104G 27+32
5734

JG 71 'R'
Wittmund Air Base
Test flight following maintenance. Engine failure near Wittmund prior to landing      
Hptm Dieter Brunke ejected successfully HFw Erich Pankonin ejected but killed  
30th April 1969
WGAF
F-104G 2053 20+45
JaboG 31 'B'

Hopsten Air Base
Engine fire during low level navigation training. Made emergency landing but the aircraft was damaged beyond repair Hptm Martin Deuringer was unhurt

[see also T-38
14th May 1965]

   
22nd May 1969
WGAF
F-104G 2097 63‑13268
4510 CCTW

Luke AFB, Arizona
Aircraft became uncontrollable after a barrel roll. Crashed near Lake Havasu, Arizona, USA StUffz Claus Hoffken was killed
[pilot's first solo flight]
   
9th June 1969
WGAF
F-104G 21 +59
7028
JaboG 31 'B'.
Buchel Air Base
high sink rate with low airspeed following an engine open nozzle. Crashed near air base Olt Horst Burkhardt ejected too late and was killed    
8th July 1969
German-owned USAF-registered
TF-104G 5934 66‑13623
4510 CCTW

Luke AFB, Arizona
Engine failure. fuel control system malfunction during weapons delivery training at Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona,   USA      
Lt Erwin Schrödl
(student pilot) was killed   during the ejection
Major Snyder

(USAF)
instructor pilot,  eject
ed safely
11th July 1969
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 2091    63-13263
4510 CCTW

Luke AFB, Arizona
Mid-air collision with 66-13524 c/n7120 on training flight from Luke/Arizona. Crashed near Wickenburg, Arizona, USA
T
he  other aircraft landed safely
at Luke AFB
Lt z S Horst Boehe ejected successfully,    
30th July 1969
WGAF
 F-104G 20+51
2059   

JaboG 31 'B'
Instrument failure on Take-Off from Nörvenich Hptm Achim Baumgardt ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
27th August 1969
WGAF
 F-104G 21 +77
7046
JaboG 36
Hopsten Air Base
On radar approach the engine developed an open nozzle. Crashed near Recke Hptm Werner Dietrich ejected too late and was killed    
15th September 1969
WGAF
 F-104G 23+80
8080

JG 71 'R'
Spatial disorientation. Crashed near Leer HFw Reinhard Wicke ejected too late and was   killed    
13th October 1969
WGAF
F-104G 22+34
7112   

JaboG 34
 Test flight following maintenance. Loss of control, crashed near Unterkammlach HFw Maximilian Ambs ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
29th October 1969
German-owned USAF-registered
TF-104G 5773
63-8466

4510 CCTW

Luke AFB, Arizona
Engine failure  due to an oil system malfunction on training flight from Luke/Arizona. Crashed near Ajo, Arizona, USA      
2nd Lt Manfred Peters ejected successfully Maj Richard Doucette

(USAF)
killed
{was an ejection attempt made - chute problems??]
 
31st October 1969
WGAF
F-104G 26+09
9143   
JaboG 36
Hopsten Air Base
Left runway on Take-Off-run due to a malfunction of the airspeed indicator; the barrier engagement was unsuccessful due to the hook   not lowering properly Fw  Klaus Mildenberger ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
5th November 1969
WGAF
F-104G 24+08
8148
AG 52 Lightning strike during night flying. Crashed into the River Weser   estuary Hptm Joachim Adam ejected safely but drowned    
1970  
22nd January 1970
WGAF
F-104G 21+89
7058   

JaBoG 32

Lechfeld Air Base
Mid-air collision, crashed near Leeder. Fw Gerd Wegmann ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
22nd January 1970
WGAF
F-104G 25+39
8323   

JaBoG 32

Lechfeld Air Base
HFw Wilfried Kellenter
ejected but was killed
   
4th February 1970
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 2030
63-13246

58th TFTW
Loss of control on training flight from Luke/Arizona. Crashed near Ajo, Arizona, USA KptLt Udo Stelzer ejected, injured    
6th March 1970
WGAF
F‑104F 29+ 13
5064

WaSLw 10

Jever AB
landing gear was raised too early during a touch and go landing at Jever Air Base      
Oberstleutnant  Enno Schumacher (student pilot)
ejected
Hptm Jurgen Bled (instructor pilot)
ejected
 
10th March 1970
WGAF
F-104G 21 +28
6689
 MFG 2 crashed near Ochdrup  during landing approach into Eggebek Naval Air Base Olt z S Hans‑ Joachim von Hassel was killed,    
19th March 1970
WGAF
RF-104G 24+32
8175    
AG 51 'f Loss of control, crashed near Engen  after sudden evasive manoeuvre at low level to avoid a mid‑air collision with another aircraft flying in the opposite direction near Singen,  Olt Werner Frey ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
24th March 1970
German-owned USAF-registered
TF-104G 5748 61‑3077
58th TFTW
Luke AFB, Arizona
Landing gear was raised too early by the student pilot during a touch and go landing and caught fire      
Lt Eckhard Lietz (student pilot)
unhurt
Major Jay Hardison

USAF
(instructor pilot, )
unhurt
 
21st April 1970
WGAF
F-104G 25+60
9006

JG 71 'R'
Crash after bad weather approach to RAF Wildenrath the aircraft left the runway. The aircraft had been diverted from  Wittmund Air Base Fw Karl-Heinz Aschenberg ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
5th May 1970
WGAF
F-104G 23+93
8111
AG 51 'f collided with a ridge near and crashed near Fritzlar  during a low level navigation training flight Olt Werner Frey was killed    
8th May 1970
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 2014 63‑13233
58th TFTW
Trim problems during weapons delivery training at Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA Major Peter Hell was killed    
22nd May 1970
WGAF
F-104G 24+41
8184

JaboG 34

Memmingen Air Base
Lightning strike during an approach  resulted in total electrical failure. Crashed near Blocktach Hptm Richard Kosch ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
2nd June 1970
WG Navy
F-104G 21 +12
6661
MFG 2
Eggebek Naval Air Base
damaged beyond repair when the undercarriage collapsed after landing KptLt Dietrich Zahnert was unhurt    
25-08-70
WG Navy
TF-104G 27+30
5732
MFG 1
Schleswig Naval Air Base
Engine failure, crashed at Jagel A/D     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
KptLt  Günter Grosklos ejected successfully Olt z S Ulrich Otto ejected successfully Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
3rd September 1970
WGAF
F-104G 26+27
9179
JaboG 36 collided with the ground and crashed on the Bergen‑Hohne Army Training   Area during a simulated ground attack on Army positions Olt Horst Meyer was killed
pic-p41
   
22nd October 1970
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 7023
67-14886

58th TFTW
Engine failure due to foreign object damage during gunnery event on Gila Bend range, crashed in Arizona-desert west of Ajo Maj Francis Byrnes(USAF)
ejected successfully
   
30th October 1970

WGAF
F-104G 21+87
7056   

JaBoG 32
bird strike near Holzkirchen. Engine failure, crashed near Oberlaindern Maj Horst B. Weidemann
ejected successfully
Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
12th November 1970
WGAF
F-104G 20+52
2060

JaboG 31 'B'
Loss of aircraft control after a pitch‑up crashed on the Helchteren Weapons Range, Belgium Olt Karl‑Friedrich Hoffmann ejected too late and was killed    
1971  
19th January 1971
WGAF
F-104G 26+22
9173   

JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich  Air Base
FOD Engine failure  during approach, crashed near Nörvenich A/D Hptm. Peter Bündgen ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
26th February 1971
WGAF
F-104G 22+64
7145
UEK Decimomannu Engine failure, crashed on Frasca Range/Sardinia Maj Bernd Schebiella ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
4th March 1971
WGAF
F-104G  24+37
8180   
AG 51 'f. Memmingen Air Base Crashed  having collided with approach lights short of the runway, damaging the landing gear and caused heavy landing (at Memmingen A/D) near Stephansried Olt Dieter Nickolay ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
5th March 1971
WG Navy
TF‑104G 27+78
5907
MFG 2 collided with the ground during low level navigation training and crashed near Syke      
     
KKpt Hans‑Reiner Ramm Olt z S Norbert Lehmkuhl
9th March1971
WGAF
F-104G 26+36
9188   
JaboG 36 During low level navigation training Engine failure, near Damme, crashed near Hinnenkamp Lt Holger Gebhardt ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
12th March 1971
WGAF
F-104G 9060    25+85
JaboG 33
Engine failure, crashed at Decimomannu A/D on Sardinia Olt Josef Wagner ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
18th March 1971
WGAF
F-104G 23+63 8046
JG 71 'R' Wittmund Air Base
Loss of aircraft control due to a pitch Olt Wolfgang Lippe
late
ejection, killed
   
23-03-71
WG Navy
F-104G 23+14
7198   
MFG 2 lightning strike during instrument approach into Decimomannu Air Base, Sardinia, Italy. Loss of engine power, crashed near Cagliari/Sardinia KKpt  Peter Gladziewjewski ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
23rd March 1971
WG Navy
 F‑104E 29+15
5068

WaSLw 10
crashed following a Boundary Layer Control malfunction flying a visual landing circuit at Jever Air Base      
 Lt Wolf‑Dietrich Augustin (student pilot)
was killed
Olt Widolt Schiller (instructor pilot)
was killed
 
16th April 1971
WGAF
F-104G 25+72
9030

Jagdgeschwader
  74
(JG 74)
Neuburg
Engine failure due to sudden loss of oil near Donauwörth, crashed near Mertingen Hptm Jasper Hanebuth ejected successfully (He was killed in 1984 on Vliehors Range in a Tornado).   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
 W.L. "I recall seeing a few Photos of the actual crash onto a small road. They were taken by a reporter of the magazine "Quick" who accidentally passed by and surely was gifted with a terrific presence of mind".
30th April 1971
WGAF
F-104G 24+82
8232

JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich AB
Engine failure during low level navigation training, crashed near Grevenbroich HFw Stefan Liebold ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
27th May 1971
WG Navy
F-104G 22+76
7158
MFG 1 Engine failure  problems in the fuel system during low level navigation training, crashed into North Sea south of Borkum island Olt z S  Günter Kohlke ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
28th July 1971
WGAF
F-104G 8295 25+21
JaBoG 32
 the aircraft left the runway during the landing roll at Decimomannu Air Base, Sardinia, Italy. Damaged beyond repair OFw Willi Hochgraber was unhurt    
19th August 1971
WG Navy
F-104G 23+13
7196
MFG 2
Eggebek Naval Air Base
 Right‑hand tip tank was ejected during maintenance work. Fire broke out that destroyed the aircraft      
21st September 1971
WGAF
F-104G 21+46
7014   

JaboG 31 'B'
Engine fire during low level navigation training, crashed near Hauenhorst Fw Wolfgang Oppl ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
14th October 1971
WGAF
F-104G 21+10
6640
  Crashed into the water approaching Capo de la Frasca Range, Sardinia, Italy in heavy thunderstorm. Pilot became spatially disoriented Oltz S Gerhard Lorenz
was killed
   
8th November 1971
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 2031
63-13247

58th TFTW
gun malfunction during air‑to‑air weapons training caused engine failure, crashed near Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona LtCol Floyd Totten
(USAF) ejected successfully
  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
17th November 197
WGAF
F-104G 24+93
8246
JG 74
Neuburg Air Base
Collided with trees short of the runway  during a night radar approach Major Dieter Becker was killed    
19th November 1971
WGAF
F-104G 24+71
8220

Jagdgeschwader
  74
(JG 74)
Neuburg
Air Base
damaged beyond repair following fire that broke oue when  one pylon tank was separated during  maintenance      
1972  
31st January 1972
WGAF
F-104G 20+40
2047

JaboG 34

Memmingen Air Base
rear fuselage tank exploded while being refuelled after landing      
11th February 1972
WGAF
F-104G 24+86
8236
JG 74 Engine problems. A landing was attempted at Neuburg Air Base, but the landing gear broke off due to a hard touchdown Olt Reinhard Diederichs
ejected over runway
  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
16th February 1972
WG Navy
F-104G 26+59
7405
MFG 2 collided with the ground during weapons training at Tershelling Range, Netherlands KKpt Klaus Becker was killed    
17th February 1972
WGAF
TF-104G 27+91
5921

WaSLw 10

Jever Air Base
Collided with a church tower during a night radar approach into air base. Crashed near Cleverns.      
Oberstleutnant  Werner Bohm (student pilot) ejected safely Olt Gerd‑Conrad Schwab (instructor pilot) was killed  
8th March 1972
WGAF
F-104G 23+89
8096

JG 71 'R'
Wittmund
hafen Air Base
engine compressor stall due to foreign object damage Hptm Klaus Kegel ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
16th March 1972
WGAF
F-104G 22+33
7111

JaboG 34
Aircraft contacted the ground during the recovery manoeuvre at Siegenburg Range and crashed Hptm Werner Seifert ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
11th April 1972
WGAF
F-104G 20+95
6616

Jagdgeschwader
  74
(JG 74)
Neuburg
Engine failure due to a broken  rotor blade. Crashed near Volkenschwand Oberstleutnant  Horst Matischak
was killed
. Ejection  was not initiated due to the upper seat firing handle not being pulled out far enough
Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
FEEDBACK

Dear Sir,
You have listed my father as an F-104 crash on April 11th in Neuburg, Germany.
If you want can use the attached photo of him to go along.

Kind regards

Maik Matischak
in email 22nd February 2013

31st May 1972
WGAF
F-104G 24+30
8173

Jagdgeschwader
  74
(JG 74)
Neuburg
Loss of aircraft control during ACM. Crashed near Herretsried Oberstleutnant  Dietrich Roga ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
12th June 1972
WGAF
F-104G 25+20
8291

JaboG 31 'B'
spatial disorientation  during low level navigation training. Crashed near Neede, Netherlands Olt Eckhard Lietz was killed    
22nd June 1972
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 8069 65‑12752
58th TFTW
Control loss performing aerobatics during one of his first F‑104 solo flights. Crashed north of Phoenix, Arizona, USA Lt Bernd Daberkow was killed    
25th August 1972
WGAF
TF-104G 28+17
5947

Jagdgeschwader
  74
(JG 74)
Neuburg
Hard landing at RAF Upper Heyford, England broke off the landing gear. Damaged beyond repair      
Oberstleutnant  Heinz‑Dieter Paque ejected safely no other occupant Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
20th October 1972           Sgt Ruckhauf
ejected
  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
1st December 1972
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 7007 67‑14888
58th TFTW
Lost control of the aircraft during weapons delivery training at Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA. Major Klaus Matter ejected too late and was killed    
1973  
1st February 1973
WGAF
F-104G 24+ 10
8150

JaboG 34

Memmingen Air Base
Collided with trees and crashed near Unterkammlach during approach following engine problems Olt Johannes Schiller was killed    
22nd February 1973
WGAF
F-104G 24+44
8187

JaboG 33

Büchel Air Base
hydraulic systems problems. Left runway. Damaged beyond repaire Olt Wolfgang Wohlgehagen ejected   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
12th March 1973
WGAF
TF-104G 27+28
5730

JG 71 'R'
Jever Air Base
landing gear was raised too early. Crash landed, damaged beyond repair      
Oberstleutnant  Werner Bohm
unhurt
no ejection
Major Dieter Reiners
unhurt
no ejection
 
4th April 1973
WGAF
F-104G 21+76
7045
German Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu damaged beyond repair by fire during maintenance when the left tip tank was separated      
5th April 1973
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 8177 67‑14893
58th TFTW
collided with the ground and crashed at Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA Capt Gerald McNelly (USAF) was killed    
10th April 1973
WGAF
F-104G 20+41
2048

JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich Air Base
Anti‑skid system and the brake 'chute all malfunctioned after touchdown. Left runway and damaged beyond repair Olt Wulf Klbver was unhurt    
12th April 1973
WGAF
F-104G 21+97
7066

JaboG 33

Büchel Air Base
Loss of engine power. Crashed near the Base at night following a  missed radar approach. Olt Walter Bühl ejected   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
24th April 1973
WGAF
F-104G 24+39
8182
JaboG 36
Hopsten Air Base
Tyre failed during take off, left runway. Damaged beyond repair Hptm Karl Freese was severely injured    
1st June 1973
WGAF
F-104G 23+52
8031

JG 71 'R'
Memmingen Air Base
engine failed due to foreign object damage. Crashed near Erkheim Olt Detlef Kaunitz ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
15th June 1973
WGAF
F-104G 20+55
2064

JaboG 31 'B'
Motor malfunctioned during engine start at Beja Air Base, Portugal causing a severe aircraft fire Olt Rolf‑Joachim Kohlhoff was unhurt    
19th July 1973
WGAF
F-104G 23+75
8074
Manching Air Base Asymmetrical flap condition during approach. Crashed near Geisenfeld MBB test pilot Armin Krauthann ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
 (MBB-Employee, in 1982 he flew the rebuilt Bf-109G on its first flight after the rebuild at Manching)
29th August 1973
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 9003 63‑13276
58th TFTW
collided in mid‑air during a formation rejoin. Crashed on Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA Hptm Karl‑Heinz Höflich
ejected
killed
   
29th August 1973
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 8077 65‑12754
58th TFTW
Hptm Klaus‑Peter Döpke
ejected
killed
   
 Due to ejection seat malfunctions [climatically caused fatigue of parachute-container - parachutes did not deploy correctly] ; an immediate seat modification was introduced
26th October 1973
WGAF
F-104G 26+50
7310

JaboG 31 'B'
aircraft collided with the ground  during weapons delivery training at Helchteren Range, Belgium OStFw Franz‑Josef Heltzel was killed    
22nd November 1973
WGAF
TF-104G 28+26
5956
  engine failed due to a possible fuel control malfunction. Crashed near the island of Langeoog     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
Major Peter Vogler
ejected
Major Werner Sadrina
ejected
Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
1974  
19th February 1974
WG Navy
F-104G 7410 26+64 MFG 2 engine failed due to gun ricochet damage; the aircraft crashed near the island of Tershelling near  Tershelling Range, Netherlands KptLt Baldur Tengler ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
11th March 1974
WGAF
F-104G 21 +48
7016

JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich Air Base
Engine failure, crashed near Binsfeld during approach into air base Hptm Harald Bohnke ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
12th March 1974
WGAF
TF-104G 28+00
5930

WaSLw 10
Night touch and go at Jever Air Base, undercarriage problems and the aircraft settled on the runway     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
Olt Horst Martin
ejected safely
Olt Wolfgang Baltes
ejected safely
Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
20th March 1974
WG Navy
F-104G 7430 26+84 MFG 1 Lead aircraft of a nine‑ship formation contacted the water and crashed in the Baltic Sea during  a simulated low level ship attack KKpt Burghard Weigert
was killed
   
27th March 1974
German-owned USAF-registered
TF‑104G 5757 63‑8453
58th TFTW
Luke AFB, Arizona
Post Mainteance test flight. Aircraft left the runway and damaged beyond repair while landing after  test flight      
Capt Michael Peloquin

(USAF)
unhurt
no ejection
Capt Hugh Gommel
(USAF)
unhurt
no ejection
 
17th April 1974
WG Navy
F-104G 26+71
7417
MFG 2 Crashed into the Elbe River estuary during simulated air‑to‑air combat KptLt Holger Schmidt ejected but was killed as the result of a parachute malfunction   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
17th April 1974
WGAF
F-104G 25+76
9037

JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich Air Base
engine stalled due to foreign object damage; crashed short of the runway Hptm Volker Ding ejected safely over runway   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
23rd April 1974
WGAF
F-104G 24+09
8149
JaboG 36 During ACM aircraft entered a pitch‑up and became uncontrollable; due to heavy air loads the stabilizer separated and the aircraft. Crashed near Monsaraz, Portugal Olt Michael Murmurachi ejected but was severely hurt   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
9th September 1974
WGAF
F-104G 23+41
8019
JaboG 31 'B' Engine stalled due to foreign object damage shortly after take off. Crashed near Zulpich Hptm Jürgen Imhof ejected safely    
10th December 1974
WGAF
F-104G 26+48
7308

JaBoG 32

Lechfeld Air Base
Collided with approach lights short of the runway at nigh Olt Wolfgang Chur ejected safely    
FEEDBACK "Hard landing, left runway at Lechfeld A/D. 1st Lt Rolf Chur ejected successfully ( he is listed as only "leaving the Runway", however on a very hard touchdown during a night landing the left main undercarriage collapsed. The pilot landed in a barbed wire fence around the HAS area and had to be freed by the fire brigade - but first they had to find him since nobody had noticed the ejection and the firemen were quite astonished o finding an empty cockpit at the airplane!)."
WL
1975  
14th January 1975
German-owned USAF-registered
TF-104G 5752
61-3081

58th TFTW
Complete hydraulic failure during a supersonic dive crashed on the Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA      
Lt Heinrich Schmitt
(student pilot)
supersonic
ejection
killed
Hptm Peter Gaber (instructor pilot)
supersonic
ejection
killed
 
18th February 1975
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 9002 63‑13275
58th TFTW
crashed following an undetermined asymmetrical condition during weapons training at Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA Hptm Hans‑Joachim Hfbner
was killed
   
24th April 1975
WGAF
  7079 22+09
JaboG 34
collided with trees and crashed near Kaufbeuren Oberstleutnant  Klaus Schümann
was killed
   
1st July 1975
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 2012 63‑13231
58th TFTW
Luke AFB, Arizona
 engine failed on take off due to foreign object damage Capt Ted Voigt (USAF)
was killed
   
9th July 1975
WGAF
F-104G 2040 63‑13256
58th TFTW
Luke AFB, Arizona
Engine failure after takeoff on a test flight. Crashed at Luke AFB/Arizona Capt Hugh Gommel (USAF) ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
23rd July 1975
WGAF
F-104G 20+77
2090
German Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu Engine failure crashed near Elmas Airport/Sardinia Olt Gottfried Eich
ejected, Injured
  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
6th August 1975
WGAF
F-104G 8209 24+61 German Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu collided with the water and crashed during weapons delivery training at Capo de la Frasca Range, Sardinia, Italy Olt Bemd Kepp
was killed
   
22nd August 1975
WG Navy
F-104G 22+75
7156
MFG‑1 Mid-air collision near Eiderststedt, crashed  near Westerheversand     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
22nd August 1975
WG Navy
F-104G 24+35
8178
MFG 2 KptLt Hans Kogler
was killed
Olt z S Hans Beyer ejected safely Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
4th September 1975
WGAF
25+73
9031
German Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu Engine failure due to foreign object damage   Hptm Hartmut Jung
ejected successfully
  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
20th September 1975
WG Navy
F-104G 22+28
7103
MFG 1 Loss of engine power  during climb‑out the engine nozzle control system failed. emergency landing at Skrydstmp Air Base, Denmark. Damaged beyonf repair KptLt Gfnter Pape ejected safely    Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
1976  
30th January 1976
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 63-13258
2042

58th TFTW
Uncommanded pitch down. Crashed near Gila Bend/Arizona 2nd Lt. Peter Hartman

[WWGAF]
ejected
  Martin-Baker
6th February 1976
German-owned USAF-registered
TF-104G 66-13624
5935

58th TFTW
Crashed near Gila Bend/Arizona. Left the runway and was destroyed after hitting airfield   equipment and trees     Martin-Baker
MAJ Harry Fisch (IP)

[WWGAF]
ejected
1.Lt. Heinrich "Henry" Lebegern (Student Pilot)

[WWGAF]
ejected
Martin-Baker
24th February 1976
WGAF
F-104G 21+40
7008

JaboG 34

Manching AB
During a formation radar approach radio communication within the flight was lost. Crashed after emergency landing with minimum fuel pilot Hptm Karl Hoch was severely injured    
10th March 1976
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 63-13237
2020

58th TFTW
Engine failure. Crashed near Gila Bend/ Arizona Hptm Detlef Scharf

[WWGAF]
ejected
  Martin-Baker
15th March 1976

WG Navy
F-104G  26+73
7419
MFG 2 engine failure due to bird strike  during low level navigation training near St.Peter-Ording Crashed near Westerheversand KptLt  Eckhart Hahn ejected   Martin-Baker
18th March 1976
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 7120 66‑13524
58th TFTW
aircraft struck the ground at a shallow angle and crashed at Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA Hptm Wilfried Linder was killed    
16th June 1976
Ger AF 
F-104G 26+16
9161

JaBoG 32

Lechfeld Air Base
Mid-air collision, crashed near Zaisertshofen (the other aircraft landed safely at Lechfeld A/D) Olt Rüdiger Schnicke ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
16th June 1976
Ger AF 
F-104G   JaboG 32
Lechfeld Air Base
Maj Bemd Bretschneider
landed safely
   
30th June 1976
Ger AF 
F-104G 2003 20+03
JaboG 31 'B'
collided with trees and crashed near Satzvey Olt Hartmut   Schaffner
was killed
   
10th August 1976
Ger AF
F-104G  26+18
9163

JaboG 34
Crashed after very hard touch-and-go-landing (at Memmingen A/D) near Niederrieden Olt Hans Löffler ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
24th August 1976

06:50 gmt


WGAF
F-104G 21 + 84
JaBoG 32
Aircraft became uncontrollable during air combat training and crashed 3 miles south of WGAF Leipheim Olt Wolfgang Leuthner
ejected

Martin-Baker

30th August 1976
WWGAF
TF-104G Starfighter 27+75
5904

JaboG 33
Loss of control. Crashed near Adenau     Martin-Baker
Hptm Rolf Schnegraf 
 successfully 
Olt. Karl-Rudolf von Waldow ejected successfully  Martin-Baker
20th September 1976
Ger AF
F-104G 21+79
7048

JaBoG 32
Centre of Gravity Problem near Giengen Olt. Peter Jantos
ejected, landing on top of a roof with parachute caught on chimney
  Martin-Baker
1977  
24th February 1977
WGAF
F-104G 20+63
2073

JaboG 33
aircraft collided with the water during weapons delivery training at Tershelling Range, Netherlands Olt Reinhard Porsch was killed    
3rd March 1977
WGAF
F-104G 22+6
7147    6

JaboG 31 'B'
Flying low level FOD Compressor stall. Engine failure, crashed at RNAF Leeuwarden/Netherlands OltPeter Kornmann ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
19th April 1977

WG Navy
F-104G 21+14
6663    
MFG 2 Engine failure after bird strike during sea low level near Moen, Denmark, crashed into Baltic Sea KptLt  Eckhart "Steam" Stiemerling ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A

he felt when he had initiated the ejection-sequence with the upper handle that the system had not worked properly, for he thought the time-interval for seat movement after pulling the handle felt just about like two eternities - he almost additionally pulled the lower handle too!

5th May 1977
WGAF
F-104G 21 +51
7020

JaboG 34
low level navigation training was discontinued due to bad weather, pilot became spatially disoriented. Crashed near Wilpoldsried. Olt Ulrich Niebling was killed    
2nd June 1977
WG Navy
F-104G 7423 26+77 MFG 2 collided with the ground during weapons delivery training at Vliehors Range, Netherlands, crashed near the island of Vlieland Olt z S Joachim Bukowski was killed    
11th July 1977
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 2013
63-13232

58th TFTW
Compressor stall. Engine failure during gunnery practice, crashed at Gila Bend, Arizona
Maj  Douglas Fischer(USAF)
ejected successfully
  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
2nd August 1977
WGAF
F-104G 21+41
7009   

JaboG 34
Mid-air collision with glider, crashed near Bad Neuenahr. Glider pilot baled out OLt Andreas Sindelar ejected successfully but injured   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
DATE ??
WGAF
F-104G 26+06
9134
JaboG 31 `B
'RAF Lossiemouth, Scotland
aircraft crossed the barrier and was damaged beyond repair following   a long landing Hptm Fritz Thomsen was   unhurt    
7th October 1977

WGAF
TF-104G 28+18
5948   

JaboG 33
Engine failure after bird strike during low level navigation training , crashed near Bad Schwalbach     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
 Hptm Gerd "Lobo" Lohde  ejected successfully Hptm Robert Doniat ejected successfully Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
12th October 1977
WGAF
F-104G 20+54
2063

JaboG 31 'B'
pilot became spatially disoriented during a night weapons delivery at Nordhom Range Major Klaus Jennet was killed    
1978  
24th January 1978
WGAF
F-104G 9036 25+75
JaboG 31 'B'
collided with the ground and crashed near Landschaftspolder Olt Klaus‑Peter Herre was killed    
3rd March 1978
WGAF
F-104G 21+57
7026   

JaboG 34
Engine failure on approach for landing at Erding A/D. a/c crashed into farm on short final, nobody hurt Olt Peter Hartmann ejected successfully, Farmer got new house   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
20th March 1978
WGAF
F-104G 26+46
7306
  
German   Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu During take off nosewheel steering system failed, left runway and caught fire Olt Hartmut Schaber was unhurt    
4th April 1978
WGAF
F-104G 24+91 8241
JaBoG 32

Lechfeld Air Base
 pitch‑up and crashed short of the runway Major Uwe Schlei   was killed    
6th April 1978
WGAF
F-104G 23+86
8092   

JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich Air Base
Loss of control, crashed near Gymnich following a low approach. Hptm Arno Ewald ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
20th June 1978
German-owned USAF-registered
TF-104G 5937
66-13626

58th TFTW
Engine failure, crashed in Gila Bend Arizona desert   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
2nd Lt Eckehard Wutke ejected successfully
Capt.  James Sandstrom(USAF)
ejected successfully
Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
21st June 1978
WGAF
F-104G 25+16
8285   

JaboG 33
Engine failure FOD during low level navigation training simulated attack on Baumholder range,, crashed near Göttschied Oberstleutnant  Jörg Böttcher ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
18th August 1978

WG Navy
RF-104G 21+20
6675   
MFG 2 Engine failure after birdstrike during low level east of Helgoland, navigation training , crashed into North sea KptLt  Manfred Hartmann ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
25th August 1978
WGAF
F-104G 25+36
8317   

JaBoG 32
Loss of control, pitch‑up and crashed  into wood near Autenried Olt Rudolf Stoll ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
5th September 1978
WGAF
F-104G 25+53
8348
German Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu main landing gear was severely damaged due to a high sink rate on touchdown Hptm Herbert Muller was unhurt    
19th September 1978

WG Navy
 F-104G 23+08
7191   
MFG 2 Engine failure after birdstrike, crashed into Baltic sea during sea low level in the Kattegat, Olt z S  Michael Mollenhauer ejected successfully Martin-Baker
10th October 1978

WGAF
F-104G 25+38
8322   

JaboG 31 'B'
bird strike during low level navigation training near Nancy, Engine failure, crashed near Commercy, France Hptm Herbert Kaiser ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
7th December 1978

WG Navy
F-104G 23+11
7194   
MFG 2
Eggebek
bird strike during low level navigation training Engine failure, crashed near Flensburg during approach into Eggebek AB, KKpt Peter Petersen ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
1979  
1st February 1979
WGAF
F-104G 22+08
7078

JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich
Air Base
Mid-air collision, crashed near Elsdorf. The other a/c landed severly damaged at Nörvenich A/D. Hptm Frank Achner ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
1st February 1979
WGAF
F-104G 25+79
JaboG 31 'B'

Nörvenich Air Base
Landed at Nörvenich Air Base and was subsequently repaired Hptm Eckhard Schwipper    
5th February 1979
WG Navy
F-104G 22+84
7166
MFG 1 Engine failure during gunnery practice, crashed at List Range on Sylt Olt z S  Wolf-Rüdiger Grosse-Freese ejected successfully    
14th March 1979
WGAF
F-104G 26+32
9184

JaboG 34
Memmingen AB
Engine failure due to FOD after take-off , crashed near Westerheim Olt Andreas Sindelar ejected successfully (his second one !!)   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
17th April 1979

WG Navy
F-104G 22+15
7086
MFG 1 Engine failure after birdstrike during low level near St.Peter Ording, crashed into Eider estuary KKpt Manfred Kowalewski ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
6th July 1979
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 2034
63-13250

58th TFTW
Engine failure after fuel control failure during gunnery on Gila Bend Weapons Range, Arizona, USA Olt Udo Wagner ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
3rd August 1979
WG Navy
F-104G 22+25
7100
MFG 1  entered a pitch‑up and crashed short of the runway at RNAS Yeovilton KptLt Manfred St6rmer ejected unsuccessfully and was killed    
6th September 1979
WG Navy
 TF-104G 27+99
5929
MFG 2 Control problems over Lüneburger Heide during low level navigation training, crashed near Heimbuch     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
KptLt  Ulrich Korst  ejected successfully  KptLt Herbert Resch ejected successfully Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
1st October 1979
WGAF
F-104G 25+10
8271

JaboG 34
 After firing air‑to‑ground rockets at Münsingen Weapons Range the Compressor stalled causing Engine failure, crashed near Allenbach near Birkenfeld Olt Hartmut Hoffmann ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
1st October 1979           Olt K. Konietzka   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
9th November 1979
WG Navy
F-104G 23+20
7204   
MFG 2 Loss of control flying aerobatics , crashed near Haselund KptLt  Lothar Stryi ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
13th November 1979
WGAF
TF-104G 27+05
5706   

WaSLw 10
Assymmetric flaps at high speed, crashed Jever A/D     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
Hptm Krafft Braun  ejected successfully Olt Rainer Friedrich ejected successfully Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
1980  
5th February 1980
WGAF
F-104G 9053 25+82 German Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu.  crashed into the water during night weapons delivery training at Capo de la Frasca Range, Sardinia, Italy Major Werner Hettrich was killed    
4th March 1980
WGAF
F-104G 20+15
2017   

JaboG 31 'B'
Spatial disorientation when entering clouds overhead Helchteren Range,, crashed near Genk/Belgium Olt Werner Schreiber ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
4th April 1980           Olt W. Schrieber
ejected
  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
13th March 1980
WGAF
F-104G 22+31
7109

JaboG 34
collided with the ground and crashed near Hafenreut in bad weather during low level navigation training Hptm Karl Allgower was killed    
1st July 1980
WGAF
F-104G 7134 22+54
JaboG 34
Collided with trees during the pull‑up and crashed near Funfleiten Hptm Axel Ruge was killed    
8th July 1980
WGAF
F-104G 8170 24+28
WaSLw 10
collided with the water during the formation rejoin and crashed following weapons delivery training at Capo de la Frasca Range, Sardinia, Italy Lt Bela Blanca was killed    
22th September 1980
WG Navy
F-104G 7160 22+78 MFG 1 Crashed near Groenerup, Denmark during low level radar navigation training KptLt Franz‑Josef Brulls was killed    
8th October 1980
WGAF
F-104G 26+35
9187

JaboG 34
collided in mid‑air.
Crashed near S611ingen
Hptm Franz Hirschauer was killed    
8th October 1980
WGAF
F-104G 24+60
8208 

JaboG 34
Landed at Memmingen Air Base damaged beyond repair Hptm Manfred yon Bergh    
17th October 1980
WGAF
F-104G 24+72
8221
JaboG 31 'B'
Nörvenich Air Base
engine caught fire during a radar approach. Crashed near Hürth Oberstleutnant  Alexander Heuser ejected safely   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
4th December 1980
WGAF
F-104G 21+43
7011   

JaboG 31 'B'
Mid-air collisionwith c/n 2067 during approach to Wildenrath AB, crashed near Houverath, the other a/c recovered severly damaged at RAF Wildenrath Hptm Gert Ruge ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
4th December 1980
WGAF
F-104G 20+58
2067

JaboG 31 'B'
Landed at RAF Wildenrath. Damaged beyond repair Hptm Amo Ewald    
1981  
18th May 1981
WGAF
F-104G 24+79 8229
JbG 32
collided with the ground and crashed during the pull‑up manoeuvre after firing air‑to‑ground rockets at Heuberg Range Hptm Manfred Brandt was killed    
6th July

WGAF
F-104G 24+58
8206   

JaboG 33
Engine failure after bird strike , crashed near Staigerbach Hptm  Thomas Reinker ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
14th July 1981
German-owned USAF-registered
TF-104G 5763
63-8459

58th TFTW
Engine failure after throttle-linkage failed near Wickenburg, Arizona, USA     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A

2nd Lt Ralf Dietl ejected successfully

Capt. Chris Glaeser
(USAF)
ejected successfully
Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
4th August 1981
German-owned USAF-registered
F-104G 7132
66-13525

58th TFTW
Engine failure due to FOD (ricochet) on Gila Bend, Hptm  Wolfgang Daberkow ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
17th August 1981

WGAF
F-104G 25+79
9043   

JaboG 33
Engine failure  and compressor stall after birdstrike, crashed near Metz at Verdun, France Olt  Uwe Ahrens ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
25th August 1981

WGAF
F-104G 24+29
8172   

JaboG 33
Bird strike during "touch and go". Loss of control on a low approach, crashed at Beja A/D in Portugal. Olt Hartmut Schmidt, never activated the ejection seat and was ejected. Helmet lost on ejection, badly injured hitting heasd on concrete apron   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
 

A true miracle: the pilot, ! The seat was activated by the cockpit-bottom being ripped off and thereby activating the rocket pack - which normally fires last. Mercifully everything else worked forward, not backwards! He was knocked unconscious for almost two weeks when he lost his helmet on "ejection" and landed on the concrete apron, but regained flying status again only to... see 18-07-83

26th August 1981

WG Navy
F-104G 26+68
7414   
MFG 2 Engine failure after birdstrike, crashed near Oksboell Range, Denmark Olt z S Uli Bauer ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
2nd November 1981
WGAF
F-104G 20+44
2052
German Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu. Landed at high speed at Decimomannu Air Base and left the runway when  the lowered hook jumped over the barrier cable Olt Klaus Sommer was unhurt    
5th November 1981
WGAF
F-104G 25+67
9013

JaboG 31 'B'
crashed during a radar approach in bad weather into Nörvenich Air Base when it touched down short of the runwayand caught fire Hptm Edgar Ohnmacht was killed    
1982  
28th January 1982
WGAF
F-104G 26+56
7314   

JaboG 34
Engine failure due to FOD (ricochet) on Grafenwöhr Range crashed near Eckenricht Oberstleutnant  Dieter Kall ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
21st April 1982

WGAF
F-104G 25+54
8349   

JaBoG 32

Decimomannu Air Base, Sardinia, Italy
Engine failure after birdstrike,  during low level near Capo Frasca crashed into Mediterranean Sea near Frasca Range/Sardinia Olt Peter Heitmann ejected successfully.

[Check name also seen as Heidmann]

  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
7th May 1982
also seen as
06.05.82

WG Navy
TF-104G 27+92
5922
MFG 2 water contact during  a high speed low level simulated ship attack over the as part of a five‑ship  formation, sea low level near Laesoe, DK Baltic Sea      
KKpt Karsten Wichert  ejected but killed Major (Reserve) Fritz Pohl (passenger)  ejected but killed  
1st June 1982
WGAF
F-104G 21+93
7062

JaBoG 32

Det Deci
Decimomannu Air Base, Sardinia, Italy

[aircraft was  temporarily assigned to the German Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu]

emergency landing at Deci after engine vibrations it touched down with a high  sink rate, damaging the landing gear; the aircraft then departed the runway and caught fire Olt Kurt Esch ejected over runway    
24th June 1982
WGAF
F-104G 22+32
7110

JaboG 34
Control lost due to an asymmetrical load (left tip tank full, right tip tank empty). Crashed during a simulated air‑to‑ground attack  near Malgersdorf Hptm Berend Reefman was killed    
7th July 1982
WG Navy
F-104G 26+62
7408   
MFG 2 Pulled up too tightly into dive bomb run, loss of control, crashed on  Frasca Range/Capo Frasca Sardinia. Olt z S  Frank Genge ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
4th August 1982

WGAF
F-104G 22+48
7126   

JaboG 34
Engine failure after birdstrike,  during low level  navigation training near Neumarkt crashed near Breitenbrunn Hptm Helmut Renger ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
26th August 1982

WGAF
F-104G 26+10
9144   
JaboG 33 Engine failure after birdstrike, after take-off from Erding AB,crashed near Thalheim. Olt  Eckhardt Südmeyer ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
W.L. ". . . he was tragically killed in the only fatal crash of a Dornier Do-28D Skyservant, which had otherwise an outstanding Flight Safety record in the Luftwaffe and Marine - no bang-seat in that one"
20th October 1982
WGAF
F-104G 22+37
7115   
UEK Decimomannu

aircraft was temporarily assigned to the German  Weapons Training Centre Decimomannu.

Engine failure during weapons delivery training compressor stall , possibly caused by ricochet, during gunnery at Capo Frasca crashed on Frasca Range/Sardinia Maj Dietmar Fetzer ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A

 (W.L.  "was at Deci at the time and recalls him entering the Officers´ Mess Bar in late afternoon in flight suit with Tennis shoes - normally utterly impossible even in the Bar - banging his wallet on the bar and instructing the orderly to just tell him when the cash in it needed to be replenished! We had a whale of an evening on his wallet!).

26th October 1982
WGAF
F-104G 7049 21 +80
JaboG 31 'B'
During  night weapons delivery training at Vliehors Range, Netherlands. Crashed  into the Jisselmeer havibg departed from the assigned minimum altitude Hptm Reinhard Schroder was killed    
3rd November 1982
WG Navy
F-104G 7401    26+55 MFG 2 Engine failure during sea low level in Kattegat, DK, crashed into Baltic Sea FKpt  Harmund Müller ejected successfully    
7th December 1982

WGAF
F-104G 8250    24+97
JaBoG 32
Engine failure, possibly caused by birdstrike,  after take-off from Brady AB, in Wales  UK. crashed into Irish Sea Hptm Martin Dötzer ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
W.L. " I was formation-leader. Martin didn´t even get wet inside his immersion suit - well, the Brawdy chaps corrected that during the evening´s festivities while I had a quiet drink at the Valley Officers Mess - that is until those chaps found out who I was!"
1983  
14th June 1983
WGAF
TF-104G 5932    28+02
JaboG 34
Lost control on  during a night rear seat go-around, crashed at Memmingen A/D     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
Oberstleutnant  Ludwig Schönecker ejected successfully  Olt z S  Winfried Frank ejected successfully Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
W.L. " I haven´t been able yet to establish why a Navy-type was flying in a Memmingen-a/c. The strongest possibility is that the chap was a pilot under training for MFG 2 which was scheduled last for Tornado-conversion. JaboG 34 must have functioned as training unit since WaSLw 10 - now as JaboG 38 - at Jever was at that time already equipped with Tornado"
18th July 1983
WGAF
TF-104G 28+11
5941   

JaboG 33
Engine failure, crashed  during low level navigation training; near Sulzberg.      
Hptm Günter Berg ejected successfully  Olt Hartmut Schmidt ejected successfully Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
SEE ALSO
1984  
24th January 1984
WGAF
TF-104G 5925    27+95
JaboG 34

Memmingen Air Base
Landed short of Runway due to microburst on final (a severe downdraft caused by windshear), crashed at Memmingen AB. about 50 feet short of the runway     Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
Hptm Hans-Joachim Zabler  ejected successfully Olt Ulrich Tesmer  ejected successfully Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
5th April 1984
WGAF
TF‑104G 5963 28+33 LVR 1
Erding Air Base
During maintenance work the aircraft was damaged beyond repair after the right‑hand main gear collapsed      
10th July 1984
WG Navy
F-104G 23+18
7202   
MFG 2 Flew too close on formation-take-off in crosswind conditions , crashed at Eggebek  Naval Air Base LT Robert Hummel

(US Navy
Exchange pilot)
ejected successfully.
  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
10th July 1984
WGAF
F-104G 25+62
9008   
LVR 1 Engine failure due to foreign object damage after take-off from Eggebek AB, crashed into farm near Groß Sterneberg with two inhabitants killed (one of the very few instances where people on the ground got hit!) Olt Ralf Dietl ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
10th August 1984
WGAF
F-104G 22+05
7075   

JaboG 33
Loss of control during aerobatics flying , crashed  about 10 miles north of Beja Air Base, Beja/Portugal 1st Lt Jürgen Baumgarten ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
17th October 1984
WG Navy
F-104G 23+16
7200
MFG 2 Flying a simulated attack against a German Navy ship in the Baltic Sea the aircraft went below the approved minimum height and collided with  one of the ship's masts; the aircraft crashed into the water KKpt Reinhard Rademacher was killed    
19th October 1984
WGAF
TF-104G 27+26
5727

JaboG 34

Memmingen Air Base
Left runway on landing at Memmingen A/D heavy damaged after broken nose gear strut during landing   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
Capt. Hans-Joachim Zabler ejected successfully ( his second, and both on landing !). Maj Aame Kreuzinger‑Janik ejected and was hurt ejected Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
11th December 1984
WGAF
F-104G 20+36
2043

JaboG 34
Flying a simulated attack against a ground target the aircraft entered clouds during a pop‑up manoeuvre, collided with the ground during the  pull‑up following a steep dive, then crashed near Niederporing Major Hans‑Dieter Kerstan was killed    
1985  
8th February 1985

WG Navy
F-104G 21+27
6688
 
MFG 2 Engine failure after birdstrike during sea low level near Bornholm, crashed into Baltic Sea KptLt Frank Genge ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
18th February 1985
WG Navy
F-104G 26+70
7416   
MFG 2 Mid-air collision with RAF Harrier T4 (XW933) of No 3 Squadron during low level navigation training, crashed near Versmold KptLt  Ralf Gorath
ejected
  Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
27th March 1985
WG Navy
F-104G 21+18
6673   
MFG 2 Engine failure, compressor stall after firing missile,  on air-to-sea firing, crashed into North Sea near Helgoland Olt z S Reinhard Dresbach ejected successfully   Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
3rd October 1985
WGAF
F-104G 23+32
8007   

JaboG 34
Engine failure on air-to-ground firing during range sortie at Suippes Range, crashed Chaumont/France. Maj Aarne Kreuzinger-Janik ejected successfully Martin-Baker
Mk GQ-7A
(later became a full Colonel and Commodore of the Tornado-wing at Schleswig-Jagel which used to be a Naval Tornado Wing)
1986  
3rd March 1986
WGAF
TF-104G 5940
28+10

JaboG 34
Engine fire in the landing circuit at Decimomannu, Air Base, Sardinia, Italy crashed onto A/D     Martin-Baker
GQ-7A
Hptm  Wolfgang Wild
ejected
StUffz  Thorsten Fässler
ejected
Martin-Baker
GQ-7A
  (The StUffz was along for a joyrride and never realized what would happen! The sequenced ejection system initiated by the pilot deposited him close to a large cactus near the airfield, unhurt and just slightly confused!).
1989  
26th April 1989
WGAF
TF-104G Starfighter 28+01
5931
WTD-61
Manching AB West Germany
Undercarriage collapsed on a touch-and-go landing at Manching A/D crashed on take-off     Martin-Baker
 Capt. Michael Reinhold ejected but injured  1.Lt. Reiner Karlstedt ejected but injured Martin-Baker
                 

NOTES  & FEEDBACK TO ADD / AMEND IN THE ABOVE LISTING


Pilot of 7091 :Lt Harm Zander
Pilot of 7092 :Lt Hans-Joachim Buth

Pilot of 2022 :1st Lt Herbert Theis
Pilot of 2096 :Sgt Wolfgang Kindor

Pilot of 9003 :Klaus-Peter Doepke
Pilot of 8077 :Karl-Heinz Höflich


Pilot of 7156 :Lt (Navy) Hans Kögler in Mid-air collision with RF-104G 8178
24+35 piloted by
                         1st Lt (Navy)Hans Beyer

8323     Mid-air collision near Leeder/Fuchstal (Schwabmünchen)with 7058
               Fw Gerd Wegman ejected successfully

Pilot of 7058(F-104G) : Hfw Wilfried Kallenter ejected heavily wounded and
died later
 

Notes from Wolfgang Leuthner's original translated material

                        

Some additional remarks concerning the list:

- The tactical callsigns of airplanes til end of March 1968 used to show the role and unit of

  the a/c by means of the two letters in front:

 

            B. would be a training unit

                        BB = WaSLw 10 at Jever airdrome

 

            D. would be all fighterbombers

                        DA = JaboG 31 "Boelcke" at Nörvenich airdrome

                        DB = JaboG 32 at Lechfeld airdrome

                        DC = JaboG 33 at Büchel airdrome

                        DD = JaboG 34 at Memmingen airdrome

                        DF = JaboG 36 at Rheine-Hopsten airdrome

 

            E. would be all Reconnaissance

                        EA = Aufklärungsgeschwader 51 "Immelmann", initially at Ingolstadt/Manching,

                             from 1970 then at Bremgarten airdrome (near Freiburg/Breisgau)

                        EB = Aufklärungsgeschwader 52 at Leck airdrome

 

            J. would be all fighters

                        JA = Jagdgeschwader 71 "Richthofen" at Wittmund airdrome

                        JD = Jagdgeschwader 74 "Mölders" at Neudurg/Donau airdrome

           

            V. would be all naval Starfighters

                        VA = Marinefliegergeschwader 1 at Schleswig/Jagel

                        VB = Marinefliegergeschwader 2 at Eggebek

                        It also seems that the Navy marked their two-seat-trainers with TA suffixes at

                        Jagel and TB at Eggebek respectively.

 

  From 1968 onwards all Starfighter tactical callsigns consisted of a 4-digit number which 

  always had "2" as first digit, but did not show role or unit anymore.

 

- Other units to maintain Starfighters were:

                        UEK Decimomannu on Sardinia

                                    They had a pool of airplanes from all Geschwaders that were using Frasca

                                    Range. Therefore sometimes, when the unit of a crashed airplane is not

                                    given correctly it most probably was on lease to Deci.

                        4510 CCTW/51 TFTW at Luke AFB / Arizona

                                    They maintained German-owned, but USAF-registered Starfighters for the

                                    conversion training of all German Starfighter-trainees.

                        MBB Manching

                                    They did all the periodic Inspections and large overhaul for Luftwaffe

                                    and Marine at Ingolstadt/Manching airdrome.

                        WTD 61, also at Manching

                                    They did flight-testing and modifications. Some 104s were also used for

                                    chasing testflights of new types (like i.e. Tornado).

                        LVR 1 at Erding Airbase

                                    From it´s role LVR 1 is a supply-unit but as "owner" of the Erding A/D

                                    they got to operate a pool of Starfighters from units already converted

                                    to Tornados. The planes were flown by pilots of Geschwaders in conversion

                                    to the new plane, who were not yet sent to RAF Cottesmore. 

  

 

 

Acknowledgements

 

Former Pilots and families of the Bundesluftwaffe  (individually acknowleged)
Wolfgang Leuthner - For his encouragement and input and translations of original German source material over many years.
Hubert Peitzmeier - http://www.916-starfighter.de
Harry Prinz

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FWIW I was TDY to Edwards when Lawrence was killed in the 'X15' type landing. I was actually in the cockpit of my 104A when I watched Lawrence and Royer making their SFO approach. Royer ejected right after initial impact and got a good chute - the aircraft had rolled at least 60 degrees to the right before Lawrence left the aircraft; thus he did not have enough altitude for his chute to deploy.
    Walt BJ  ADD TO YEAR LISTING WHEN FOUND OUT LAWRENCE CRASH

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