S. J. Wittman

S. J. Wittman (HM1IR)

Location: Oshkosh, WI 54902 Winnebago County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 59.736', W 88° 33.342'

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Aircraft Designer · Race Pilot · Inventor

For 38 years America's premier air race pilot, S. J. Wittman served as manager of this airport. Since 1924 he has designed and built aircraft for which he has achieved national recognition.

One of his planes "Buster" is in the Smithsonian Institution. He designed the very popular Wittman Tailwind and V-Witt Homebuilt aircraft and a commercially-used landing gear.

Mr. Wittman has long been recog?nized as one of America's foremost air race pilots. For 50 years, 1924 to 1974, he participated in more closed course air races than any other person in the world. He has raced in every "National Air Race" from 1928 to 1971 and still holds 2 world records.

His dedication to aviation has focused worldwide attention upon Oshkosh and Winnebago County. This airport was named in his honor July 24, 1969.
HM NumberHM1IR
Series This marker is part of the Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society series
Marker Number211
Year Placed1975
Placed ByThe Wisconsin Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 9:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 375263 N 4872560
Decimal Degrees43.99560000, -88.55570000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 59.736', W 88° 33.342'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 59' 44.16" N, 88° 33' 20.52" W
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Area Code(s)920
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 701-729 W 20th Ave, Oshkosh WI 54902, US
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