08
NOV
2014

Welding His Way Through War

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LISTEN to Jake Luttrell on Hometown Heroes
Jake Luttrell of Bakersfield, CA appears on episode #340 of Hometown Heroes, debuting on his 92nd birthday, November 8, 2014. Born in Missouri as the youngest of eight children, you’ll hear Luttrell remember those formative years, and how he and his late wife, Doris, met and married as teenagers before moving west to California in 1941.

Jake Luttrell during his days in the U.S. Army Air Corps

Jake Luttrell during his days in the U.S. Army Air Corps


Drafted in 1942, he ended up in the U.S. Army Air Corps, learning welding skills for the repair and modification of aircraft.

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