Republic F-84E Thunderjet

Single-seat jet fighter-bomber

 

    As was the case with The Netherlands, Belgium also received 21 Republic F-84E Thunderjet fighter-bombers from the U.S. Government. The first four aircraft were delivered in crates and by ship to the Antwerpen port on March 12th, 1951 after which the machines were assembled at Melsbroek airbase. On 3 April 1951 the first three Thunderjets were officially presented to the Belgian Air Force. First unit to receive this American jets was the 2nd Wing based at Florennes. Later in its career the F-84E also served with N° 9 Wing based at Bierset and N° 10 Wing of Kleine Brogel. The "E" models were replaced by the more advanced F-84G Thunderjet.

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C/N

-

Date In

Apr 1951

FS-1

History

Date Out

Aug 1956

50-1819/FS-819 (USAF), FS-1/FS-819 (BAF)

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C/N

-

Date In

Apr 1951

FS-2

History

Date Out

Aug 1956

50/1926/FS-826 (USAF), FS-826 (BAF), FS-2/RA-X

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C/N

-

Date In

Mar 1951

FS-3

History

Date Out

Sep 1953

50-1825/FS-825 (USAF), FS-825 (BAF), FS-3/3R-H, 29 Sep 1953 written off due to explosion of engine at Florennes on 29 Sep 1953.

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C/N

-

Date In

Apr 1951

FS-4

History

Date Out

Aug 1956

50-1813/FS-813 (USAF), FS-4, returned to the USAF.

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C/N

2335-1368

Date In

Aug 1951

FS-5

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9601/FS-601-C (USAF), FS-601-C (BAF), FS-5/3R-J, returned to USAF

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C/N

2335-1374

Date In

Aug 1951

FS-6

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9607/FS-607-B (USAF), FS-607-B (BAF), FS-6/3R-B, returned to USAF

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C/N

2335-1348

Date In

Aug 1951

FS-7

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9581/FS-581-C (USAF), FS-7/3R-O, /RA-W, returned to USAF at Erding (D.) and scrapped locally.

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C/N

2335-1370

Date In

Aug 1951

FS-8

History

Date Out

Nov 1951

51-9603/FS-603-B (USAF), FS-603-B (BAF), FS-8, Crashed at Mesnil/Givet on 29 Nov 1951.

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C/N

2335-1372

Date In

Aug 1951

FS-9

History

Date Out

Aug 1956

51-9605/FS-605-B (USAF), FS-9/3R-G, returned to USAF

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C/N

2335-1375

Date In

Aug 1951

FS-10

History

Date Out

Jul 1956

51-9608/FS-608-B, (USAF), FS-10, returned to USAF at Erding (D.) and scrapped locally.

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C/N

2335-1376

Date In

Aug 1951

FS-11

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9609/FS-609-B (USAF), FS-11/3R-C, /3R-11, returned to USAF

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C/N

2335-1326

Date In

1951

FS-12

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9559/FS-559-D (USAF), FS-12, returned to the USAF.

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C/N

2335-1340

Date In

Oct 1951

FS-13

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9573/FS-573-D (USAF), FS-573-D (BAF), FS-13/RA-Z, returned to the USAF.

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C/N

2335-1346

Date In

Oct 1951

FS-14

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9579/FS-579-D, FS-579-D (BAF), FS-14/YL-U, returned to the USAF.

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C/N

2335-1369

Date In

Oct 1951

FS-15

History

Date Out

1956

51-9602/FS-602-C (USAF), FS-602-C (BAF) , FS-15, Technical School Saffraanberg, probably returned to the USAF.

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C/N

2335-1373

Date In

Oct 1951

FS-16

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9606/FS-606-B (USAF), FS-606-B (BAF), FS-16/UR-16, /Z6-R, /RA-Y, returned to the USAF.

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C/N

2335-1366

Date In

Oct 1951

FS-17

History

Date Out

Apr 1956

51-9599/FS-599-C (USAF), FS-599-C (BAF), FS-17, (UR)"-17", 8S-W, Technical School Saffraanberg as instructional airframe, Monument Kleine Borgel as "FS-2/KB-1" later FS-17 "DMB"

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C/N

2335-1380

Date In

Oct 1951

FS-18

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9613.FS-613-B, FS-613-B (BAF), FS-18/8S-T, returned to the USAF.

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C/N

2334-1381

Date In

Oct 1951

FS-19

History

Date Out

Jul 1956

51-9614/FS-614-B (USAF), FS-614-B (BAF), FS-19/UR-19, /UR-F, returned to the USAF.

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C/N

2335-1383

Date In

Oct 1951

FS-20

History

Date Out

Jun 1956

51-9616/FS-616-B (USAF), FS-616-B (BAF), FS-20/UR-20, returned to the USAF.

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C/N

2335-1382

Date In

Oct 1951

FS-21

History

Date Out

Jan 1956

51-9615/FS-615-B (USAF), FS-615-B (BAF), FS-21/YL-X, /RA-Z, crashed at Zoersel on 23 Jan 1956.

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