Dennis Jacobs - First Quarter 2021
Dennis Jacobs was born in Ogden, Utah on 10 December1938. He attended school in Davis County and graduated from Davis High School in 1957.
Following high school, Jacobs joined the U.S. Air Force Reserves. He also started Weber College in January 1958, where he was trained as a machinist. Dennis was then hired by Sperry Engineering in Utah. While working and Sperry and fulfilling his reserve commitment, he returned to Weber College to become a tool designer.
In the Air Force, Jacobs first trained as an Airborne Radio Operator. When his unit ended his position, he cross trained as C-119G crew chief. Dennis travelled to every state in the US, as well as Paris, France, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. While in the Air Force, Jacobs served approximately 1,500 hours and retired as a Staff Sergeant.
Dennis owned his own business, “Jacobs Machine & Design Co,” for 35 years. He sold the company, then later became a salesman for Paxton Production Tool where he worked for 20 years. When Jacobs stopped working in January 2019, he became a Hill Aerospace Museum volunteer.