1969 – Oshkosh Airport Named for S.J. Wittman

On this date the was named to honor S.J. Wittman. Wittman was an aircraft designer, inventor and, for 38 years, was America’s premier race pilot. One of his planes is in the Smithsonian. His dedication to focused worldwide attention on Oshkosh. [Source: edited by Sarah Davis McBride, p. 72]