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NOTE: All the Canadian Starfighters were ordered by, and originally delivered to, the RCAF with RCAF serial numbers.  This page covers single seaters, during their time with the RCAF and the Canadian Forces prior to renumbering.  The histories of the survivors that received CF serial numbers in the summer of 1970 are covered on separate pages.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

12851

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1151

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Seen at Prestwick, UK in September 1964.  With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104851 (which see)

12852

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1152

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Wing at Zweibrücken, Germany.  Struck a hill in Germany during low flying in bad weather on 5 October 1967, S/L D.J. Misselbrook killed.

 

last date: 26 October 1967 - Struck off

12853

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1153

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 430 (ST/A) Squadron at Zweibrücken, Germany.  Crashed on 16 September 1965.  F/L K.D. Castle successfully ejected after engine compressor failed and came apart in flight, probably due to bird strike.

 

last date: 21 September 1965 - Struck off

12854

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1154

 

 

 

 

first date: 23 August 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 441 (ST/R) Squadron at Marville, France in April 1964, with camera pod.  Still with this unit, and with pod, in October 1966.  With No. 1 Wing at Lahr, Germany when it crashed near Lahr on 25 April 1969.  Capt. R.E. White successfully ejected after a bird strike caused significant damage to the cockpit.

 

last date: 9 May 1969 - Struck off

12855

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1155

 

 

 

 

first date: 15 August 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Last CF-104 delivered to the RCAF.  With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104855 (which see)

12856

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1156

 

 

 

 

first date: 27 August 1963 - Taken on strength

 

First flight on 2 November 1962.  Assigned to No. 421 (ST/A) Squadron at Grostenquin, France from 4 July 1963.  Retained in Canada, loaned to No. 129 (AF) Flight at RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario on 23 August 1963, for fly bys at CNE Air Show at Toronto in September 1963.  To Zweibrücken on 6 February 1964 with No. 421 (ST/A) Squadron.  Seen at Prestwick, UK in September 1964.  Still with 421 Squadron when it crashed at 10:05 AM on 16 November 1964.  Engine throttle stuck at low power during TACAN let down.  Investigation blamed improper engine maintenance.  Use of the improper lubricant caused to the inlet guide vanes to stick in the closed position when the pilot advanced the throttle to level off after descending to circuit altitude.  F/L H.R. Stroud ejected safely, reaching the ground less than one minute after the failure became apparent.  The ejection seat had been recently modified to improve low altitude performance.

 

last date: 2 December 1964 - Struck off

12857

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1157

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104857 (which see)

12858

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1158

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 421 (ST/A) Squadron at Grostenquin, France.  Still with No. 2 wing when it crashed on 27 January 1964.  F/L L.G. van Vliet ejected successfully after engine nozzle failure at low altitude and high speed.

 

last date: 3 February 1964 - Struck off

12859

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1159

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104859 (which see)

12860

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1160

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.  Seen at Prestwick on 4 June 1972, waiting delivery to Norway.  Reported stored at Prestwick, Scotland on 2 December 1972, still with RCAF serial marked.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104860 (which see)

12861

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1161

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

First flight 27 November 1962.  To 1 Air Division in Europe, pooled aircraft.  Operated in Germany in 1968, still in natural metal finish.  With No. 3 Wing at CFB Zweibrücken, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as 104861 (which see)

12862

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1162

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 December 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104862 (which see)

12863

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1163

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Wing at CFB Zweibrücken, Germany in late 1960s.  Not clear if serial had been repainted when this aircraft was damaged in a ground handling accident at Lahr in June 1970 (possibly 4 June 1970).  Reported Category B damage on 12 June 1970, struck off on same date.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104863 (which see)

12864

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1164

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Wing at CFB Zweibrücken, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104864 (which see)

12865

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1165

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104865 (which see)

12866

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1166

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104866 (which see)

12867

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1167

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 421 (ST/A) Squadron at Grostenquin, France and Baden-Soellingen, Germany.  With No. 4 Wing at Baden when it crashed on 28 October 1966.  F/O R.J. Zemek ejected successfully after uncontrollable pitch up during a handling exercise.

 

last date: 8 November 1966 - Struck off

12868

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1168

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 December 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104868 (which see)

12869

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1169

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104869 (which see)

12870

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1170

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Wing at CFB Zweibrücken, Germany in late 1960s.  Seen at RAF Bentwaters, UK in 1970.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104870 (which see)

12871

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1171

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Operated by No. 421 Squadron when it crashed on 11 June 1965.  Compressor stall shortly after take off, F/O D.M Caldwell ejected successfully.

 

last date: 30 June 1965 - Struck off

12872

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1172

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 May 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104872 (which see)

12873

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1173

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104873 (which see)

12874

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1174

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Operated by No. 422 Squadron when it suffered a Category A crash near CFB Baden on 19 June 1968.  Aircraft went out of control in landing circuit, Capt. R.J. Swanston ejected while the aircraft was rolling at low altitude, left the aircraft at 275 feet above ground, parachute did not open fully, and he was killed.

 

last date: 11 July 1968 - Struck off

12875

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1175

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Operated by No. 421 Squadron when it crashed on 20 July 1967.  Aircraft pitched up due to pilot disorientation.  Came down near Rastatt, Germany.  Seat malfunctioned during ejection, F/O R.J. Zemek fatally injured.  Zemek had survived an ejection from 12867 the previous year.

 

last date: 11 August 1967 - Struck off

12876

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1176

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 444 (F) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany in 1960s.  Still with No. 4 wing when it crashed on 23 October 1963.  F/L H.R. Venus ejected successfully after an engine fire on final.

 

last date: 6 November 1963 - Struck off

12877

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1177

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Category A crash near Baden, Germany on 25 July 1969.  Operated by No. 421 Squadron when it collided in mid-air with Starfighter 12881.  Capt. W.E. Branson did not eject and was killed.

 

last date: 1 August 1969 - Struck off

12878

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1178

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at Baden, Germany when it crashed on 4 May 1965.  F/L R.C. Beehler ejected successfully after an engine fire.

 

last date: 6 May 1965 - Struck off

12879

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1179

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 422 (ST/A) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany from 1963.  Crashed on 16 May 1965.  Had completed overhaul at Scottish Aviation, and was under acceptance test by the Central Experimental and Proving Establish detachment at Prestwick at the time of the crash.  Struck the North Sea during a low altitude radar test, F/L I.W. McKnight killed.

 

last date: 7 June 1965 - Struck off

12880

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1180

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104880 (which see)

12881

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1181

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Category A crash near Baden, Germany on 25 July 1969.  Operated by No. 421 Squadron when it collided in mid-air with Starfighter 12877.  Lt. G.P. Ferris ejected successfully.

 

last date: 1 August 1969 - Struck off

12882

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1182

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Wing at CFB Zweibrücken, Germany in late 1960s.  Seen at Prestwick on 4 June 1972, waiting delivery to Norway.  Reported stored at Prestwick, Scotland on 2 December 1972, still with 5 digit RCAF serial marked.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104882 (which see)

12883

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1183

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104883 (which see)

12884

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1184

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 422 (ST/A) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany from 1963.  With No. 4 wing when it crashed on 24 February 1965.  S/L R.W. Spencer ejected successfully after an engine fire.

 

last date: 1 March 1965 - Struck off

12885

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1185

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 422 (ST/A) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany from 1963.  Being operated by No. 421 Squadron when it crashed on 3 August 1967.  Aircraft lost control, probably due to hydraulic fluid contamination.  F/O L.B. Mealing ejected successfully.

 

last date: 16 August 1967 - Struck off

12886

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1186

 

 

 

 

first date:  - Taken on strength

 

Served at RCAF Station Cold Lake, Alberta.  With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.  Stored at Prestwick in June 1970.  Stored at Prestwick in June 1970, noted there still with RCAF serial number on 13 June 1970.  Seen at Prestwick on 4 June 1972, waiting delivery to Norway, still with RCAF serial marked.  Reported stored at Prestwick, Scotland on 2 December 1972, still with 5 digit RCAF serial marked.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104886 (which see)

12887

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1187

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104887 (which see)

12888

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1188

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104888 (which see)

12889

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1189

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden, Germany in late 1960s.  Seen at Prestwick on 4 June 1972, waiting delivery to Norway.  Reported stored at Prestwick, Scotland on 2 December 1972, still with RCAF 5 digit serial marked.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104889 (which see)

12890

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1190

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 444 (F) Squadron at Baden-Soellingen, Germany in 1960s.  With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden, Germany in late 1960s.  Operated by No. 421 Squadron when it visited Leuchers, UK on 29 August 1969.  Coded "CAF*890", with interim CF roundels with small maple leaf.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104890 (which see)

12891

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1191

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Wing at CFB Zweibrücken, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104891 (which see)

12892

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1192

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

In Europe in 1968, in natural metal finish.  Later in full camouflage in Europe.  With No. 3 Wing at CFB Zweibrücken, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104892 (which see)

12893

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1193

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104893 (which see)

12894

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1194

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 421 Squadron at 4 Wing at Baden-Soellingen, Germany at time of crash.  Struck the ground on a low level navigation mission over France on 8 February 1965.  Pilot F/L J.N. Stacey was killed instantly.

 

last date: 10 February 1965 - Struck off

12895

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1195

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Based at Zweibrücken, Germany in 1963.  With No. 3 Wing at CFB Zweibrücken, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104895 (which see)

12896

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1196

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 4 Wing at CFB Baden, Germany in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104896 (which see)

12897

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1197

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

With No. 3 Wing when it suffered a Category A crash near Zweibrücken on 15 July 1968.  Capt. V.F. Gerden ejected successfully after an oil system malfunction.

 

last date: 22 July 1968 - Struck off

12898

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1198

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Category A crash north-east of Frankfurt on 25 June 1968, while being operated by No. 439 Squadron.  Struck a hill on a photo reconnaissance training flight.  Capt. A.S. Andree killed.

 

last date: 11 July 1968 - Struck off

12899

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1199

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Fitted with camera pod.  With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104899 (which see)

12900

Lockheed

Canadair

CF-104

 

Starfighter

 

CL-90

1200

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 December 1963 - Taken on strength

 

Last CF-104 built, rolled out on 20 June 1963.  (Note that Canadair would continue to build F-104Gs for NATO until November 1965.)  First flight on 4 September 1963.  To 1 Air Division in Europe on 10 January 1964.  Fitted with camera pod, probably for use by No. 439 or 441 Squadron at Lahr, Germany.  Seen at Prestwick, UK in September 1964.  With 1 Wing at CFB Lahr in late 1960s.  Seen at Prestwick on 4 June 1972, waiting delivery to Norway.  Reported stored at Prestwick, Scotland on 2 December 1972, still with RCAF serial marked.

 

last date: 2 June 1970 - Renumbered as Canadian Forces 104900 (which see)


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