Starfighter gate guard Soesterberg
After its service, many F-104 find its place in various depots, museums or as gate guard. One of those machine is Dutch F-104G, D-8245, preserved as gate guard at Soesterberg.
F-104G, D-8245 start its service at Twente. During its service in 311 Squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht, he had accident when its nose gear collapsed. Next unit to serve was 312 Squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht. In 1084 he was not in service any more. Today it is displayed on mount as gate guard in Soesterberg and it have 312 badge Squadron Koninklijke Luchtmacht.