Republic F-84E Thunderjet

The U.S.Government supplied 21 F-84E Thunderjets to the Belgian Air Force. The first four aircraft arrived in crates in the Antwerp harbour on March 12th, 1951 and were assembled at Melsbroek.
The first 3 aircraft were officially handed over at Melsbroek on April 3rd, 1951.
The aircraft were first taken on charge by 2 Wing at Florennes, later they also saw service in 9 Wing at Bierset and 10 Wing at Kleine Brogel and N° 42 Squadron.
In 1956 the remaining aircraft were traded for F-84F Thunderstreaks.


FS-1 Fiscal Year: 50-1819 BUZZ-Number: FS-819
  • 000451: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 2W
  • 301252: Cat.2
  • 291054: 9W
  • 000856: Struck of Charge
  • 200856: returned MAAG (project Swapshop)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-2 Fiscal Year: 50-1826 BUZZ-Number: FS-826
  • 000451: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 2sq/2W
  • 220651: Cat.1 at ...
  • 291054: 9W
  • 000000: 127sq/10W (RA-X)
  • 000856: Struck of Charge
  • 200856: returned MAAG (project Swapshop)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-3 Fiscal Year: 50-1825 BUZZ-Number: FS-825
  • 000451: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 1sq/2W (3R-H)
  • 090552: Cat.1
  • 220953: Cat.2
  • 260953: Cat.5 Crash at Florennes after the motor exploded (tt 377:40 hrs). Pilot OK.
  • 000953: Struck of Charge

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-4 Fiscal Year: 50-1813 BUZZ-Number: FS-813
  • 000451: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 3sq/2W
  • 310753: Cat.3 (see also FS12)
  • 291054: 9W
  • 000856: Struck of Charge
  • 200856: returned MAAG (project Swapshop)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-5 Fiscal Year: 51-9601 BUZZ-Number: FS-601-C c/n 2335-1368
  • 000851: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 1sq/2W (3R-J)
  • 090552: Cat.1 at Florennes (14h00L): Turbine failure upon opening up for take-off. Engine destroyed. Kapt. André Vandenbosch unhurt.
  • 210655: 23sq/10W - first F84E-flight (30min) with 23Sqn (OLt.vl.Jacques Van Reempts)
  • 000656: Struck of Charge
  • 260656: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-6 Fiscal Year: 51-9607 BUZZ-Number: FS-607-B c/n 2335-1374
  • 000851: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 21sq/2W (3R-B)
  • 000656: Struck of Charge
  • 270656: returned MAAG (project Swapshop)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Jacques Schelfaut

FS-7 Fiscal Year: 51-9581 BUZZ-Number: FS-581-C c/n 2335-1348
  • 000851: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 1sq/2W (3R-O)
  • 080252: Cat.3 During the landing at Florennes the pilot was surprised by a snowstorm. He managed to land the aircraft, but he lost control when the F84E started to skid and he left the runway. Maj. Robert Louvigny safe.
  • 000000: 9W
  • 000000: 27s/sq/10W (RA-W)
  • 000656: Struck of Charge
  • 290656: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-8 Fiscal Year: 51-9603 BUZZ-Number: FS-603-B c/n 2335-1370
  • 000851: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 1sq/2W
  • 291151: Cat.5 Crash in the 'Bois de Massendré', North of Givet (Manil) during a mock dogfight with Gloster Meteor in the airspace over Heer and Agimont. The pilot was killed in this accident. Kapt.vl.Jules Moreau (1sq/2W).
  • 000000: Struck of Charge (tt 72:40 hrs)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection

FS-9 Fiscal Year: 51-9605 BUZZ-Number: FS-605-B c/n 2335-1372
  • 000851: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 1sq/2W (3R-G)
  • 000000: Cat.? at Florennes.
  • 000052: To Sabca for repairs
  • 000054: 9W
  • 000856: Struck of Charge
  • 200856: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-10 Fiscal Year: 51-9608 BUZZ-Number: FS-608-B c/n 2335-1375
  • 000851: Taken on charge
  • 000051: 3sq/2W
  • 261152: Cat.5 te Bitburg (Germany)
  • 181252: to SABCA, Gosselies for repairs, but is declared a write-off (total time 294:45 hrs)
  • 020756: Returned to MAAG with engine J35-A-17D n°503346

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection

FS-11 Fiscal Year: 51-9609 BUZZ-Number: FS-609-B c/n 2335-1376
  • 000851: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 1sq/2W (3R-11, 3R-C)
  • 301252: Cat.? at Florennes: Ran of the runway, nosewheel collapsed. Pilot ok, OLt.vl.Delcorte or Delcourt.
  • 000000: 3sq/2W (YL-T)
  • 000000: 9W
  • 000054: IRAN at sabca
  • 210655: 23sq/10W - first flight in 23sq (15 min) (Maj.vl.Joseph Van Molkot)
  • 020756: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Jacques Schelfaut

FS-12 Fiscal Year: 51-9559 BUZZ-Number: FS-559-D c/n 2335-1326
  • 001051: Taken on charge
  • 221051: 3sq/2W (19559/FS-559-D) - first flight at 2W by Kapt. Hubert
  • 310753: Cat.2 (see also FS-4)
  • 000000: 9W
  • 240556: Last flight of Belgian AF F-84E by ... Broeders.
  • 290656: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-13 Fiscal Year: 51-9573 BUZZ-Number: FS-573-D c/n 2335-1340
  • 001051: Taken on charge
  • 161051: 3sq/2W - first flight by Kapt. Hubert
  • 000000: 1sq/2W
  • 000054: 22sq/9W
  • 000000: 27sq/10W (RA-Z)
  • 260656: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-14 Fiscal Year: 51-9579 BUZZ-Number: FS-579-D c/n 2335-1346
  • 110651: Accepted USAF
  • 001051: Taken on charge
  • 001051: 3sq/2W (YL-U)
  • 000000: 9W
  • 270656: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Jacques Schelfaut

FS-15 Fiscal Year: 51-9602 BUZZ-Number: FS-602-C c/n 2335-1369
  • 000000: Delivered from an American airbase near Munich (Germany)
  • 001051: Taken on charge at 2sq/2W
  • 230552: Cat.5 at Florennes: Immediately after delivery, the aircraft made a heavy landing, the nosewheel broke off and the aircraft slid hundreds of meters over de runway. The aircraft had to be written-off. Pilot Sgt.A. Cauwenberghs safe.
  • 110952: Transferred Technical School at Saffraanberg to serve as instructional airframe (total time: 184:15 hrs)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft
Beauvechain - Raymond Heymans
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FS-16 Fiscal Year: 51-9606 BUZZ-Number: FS-606-B c/n 2335-1373
  • 290651: Accepted by USAF
  • 000000: Delivered from an American airbase near Munich (Germany)
  • 001051: Taken on charge
  • 000051: 2sq/2W (UR-16)
  • 000000: 27sq/10W (RA-Y)
  • 000000: 23sq/10W (Z6-R)
  • 050656: last F84E-flight in 23 Squadron (pilot : Kapt.vl.Guy Grégoire)
  • 290656: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-17 Fiscal Year: 51-9599 BUZZ-Number: FS-599-C c/n 2335-1366
  • 290651: Accepted USAF
  • 210951: Taken on charge
  • 000051: 2sq/2W (UR-A/UR-T/(UR)-"17")
  • 000000: 22sq/9W
  • 000000: stored Wevelgem
  • 000955: 31sq/10W (8S-W)
  • 090456: Cat.4 crash te Kleine Brogel (tt 564:45 hrs)
  • 210656: to Technical School, Saffraanberg as instructional airframe as "FS-2/8S-W"
  • 260463: returned Kleine Brogel and preserved als 'FS-2/KB-1' in front of the Officers Mess (total time: 564:45 hrs)
  • 060987: last noted as 'FS-2/KB-1'
  • 010991: first noted repainted as FS-17 'DMB' (1ste CO KB LtKol.vl.Ivan Dumonceau de Bergendal) (current)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Kleine Brogel 000092 - Photo Laurent Heyligen (c)

FS-18 Fiscal Year: 51-9613 BUZZ-Number: FS-613-B c/n 2335-1380
  • 290651: Acceted by USAF
  • 001051: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 2sq/2W (UR-F)
  • 000000: 9W
  • 000000: 31sq/10W (8S-T to be confirmed)
  • 260656: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

FS-19 Fiscal Year: 51-9614 BUZZ-Number: FS-614-B c/n 2335-1381
  • 010651: Accepted USAF
  • 000000: Delivered from an USAF airbase near Munich (Germany)
  • 001051: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 2sq/2W (19614/FS-614B/ UR-F/ UR-19)
  • 000000: 9W
  • 000055: 10W
  • 020756: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Jacques Schelfaut

FS-20 Fiscal Year: 51-9616 BUZZ-Number: FS-616-B c/n 2335-1383
  • 290651: Accepted USAF
  • 001051: Taken on charge
  • 000000: 2sq/2W (FS616/UR-20)
  • 000000: 9W
  • 270656: returned MAAG (project Swapshop), Erding and scrapped

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Daniel Brackx Collection

FS-21 Fiscal Year: 51-9615 BUZZ-Number: FS-615-B c/n 2335-1382
  • 290651: Accepted USAF
  • 001051: Taken on charge
  • 001051: 3sq/2W (YL-X) - first flight on 111051 by Kapt. Hubert
  • 000054: IRAN at Sabca
  • 000000: 27sq/10W (RA-Z)
  • 230156: Cat.5 at Zoersel: Loss of situation awareness in clouds. Pilot ejected, but was killed. Kapt.vl.Marcel Geysens. (23sq/10W) (total time: 319:05hrs)

Republic F-84E Thunderjet - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen


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