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 SrA. Mick "Lurch" Bretz

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Name SrA. Mick Bretz
Unit 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Devils"
Crewing F-16s from 1989 until 1993
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Website 614th Homepage
1st base was TJ outside Madrid, Spain. Only crewed 87-0248, which was my favorite of all. The base was selected to close, so I was assigned to the 307th Stingers at Homestead AFB, Florida. I was the 1st airman in the newly reactivated squadron. Hence, I got all the bad detail jobs. I ended up crewing 89-2054 which ended up being the sq jet. I had a good time with that plane. It saw a couple displays at airshows that I got to attend. Seeing the faces on the kids was the best as they came up to the plane. I had the opportunity to attend Maple Flag with this group. We had a great TDY. Hurricane Andrew ended my fun and sent me to Moody AFB, Georgia. I ended up receiving Airman Maintenance Professional of the Year for 1992 for the 307th. I ended up getting out in November of 93'. Since then I have gone to college and received an AS in Aviation Maintenance Technology w/A&P, BS in Aviation Management, and finally an MBA. I currently work for Boeing St. Louis.

Current or Favourite assignment

614th had the best bunch of maintainers in the USAF. The majority of them ended up in the 307th at Homestead, so we just continued the party in Florida. They are friends for life.


Doha, Qatar Operation Desert Shield/Storm 90-91
Maple Flag June 92'

My Jets & Assignments

87248 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 614th Tactical Fighter Squadron "Lucky Devils" [Unit History]
Period 1989 - 1991
Current: 87248  USAF 182 FS F-16C Block 30 [act]
I had the privelage to be the crew chief of Maj. Jeff "Tico" Tice. Outsatnding pilot and friend. His plane was hit by a SAM on Jan 19 1991 and was a POW for 46 days.
89054 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 307th Fighter Squadron "Stingers" [Unit History]
Period 1991 - 1992
Current: 89054  USAF 80 FS F-16C Block 40 [act]
Col Greg Marshall's Jet. 307th Commander
90797 [Detailed history of this F-16]
Unit 307th Fighter Squadron "Stingers" [Unit History]
Period 1992 - 1993
Current: 90797  USAF 416 FLTS F-16D Block 40 [act]
Family Model!!!!!! I got my incentive ride in my bird on April 10th 1993!!!!

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