John W. “Jack” Wittman, a retired Baltimore Sun advertising executive who was a decorated World War II bomber pilot, died Sunday from lung cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 92.
John William Wittman was born in Baltimore. He was orphaned at age 4 when both parents died, and he entered St. Patrick’s Orphanage in Northeast Baltimore.
He was a 1943 graduate of Calvert Hall High School, and was quarterback on the 1942 football team.
He entered the Army Air Force in 1943 and was trained as a B-24 bomber co-pilot. Mr. Wittman was assigned to the 15th Air Force in Italy and flew more than 20 missions over Europe.
He was discharged at war’s end and received...