Wittman's "Bonzo II" | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Wittman's "Bonzo II"

Wittman's "Bonzo II" | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Sylvester J. Wittman of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, one of the all time great racing pilots and race plane builders, with Bonzo II. During his career Steve Wittman held many national speed records.
DESCRIPTION
Sylvester J. Wittman of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, one of the all time great racing pilots and race plane builders, with Bonzo II. During his career Steve Wittman held many national speed records.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:10715
Creation Date: 1949
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Album 24 (Aeronautical History)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, b/w copy
Original Format Number:(X3)6105
Original Dimensions:4 x 3 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Born in Byron, Wisconsin in 1904, Steve Wittman began his racing career in 1926. During his lifetime he built and rebuilt several racing planes--Chief Oshkosh (1931-1938), Bonzo (1935-1939), Buster (1946-1954), and Tailwind--each time making improvements. Bonzo II, which was built in 1948, was a new design, not the rebuilt pre-war Bonzo. In 1948 Wittman finished third in in Bonzo II in the National Air Races. He continued to fly Bonzo II until 1994. Bonzos I and II are now on display at the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) Museum in Oshkosh.
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Clothing and dress
Men
Outdoor photography
Airplanes
Portrait photography

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