Day 16 O.S. (Ozzie) Williams – 28 days of Black History in Technology

Ozzie Williams

Mr. Williams was born September 2, 1921, he blazed a path of first, being that he had a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering he was hired by Republic Aviation, Inc. during World War II.  No less this was at a time when African American were still not encouraged to become engineers.

Within four years working at Republic Aviation he was promoted to Senior Aerodynamicist.  Later Williams joined Greer Hydraulics, Inc. he was the group project engineer.  This team that he lead helped develop the first airborne radar beacon, this was useful for locating crashed aircraft.

Thought this mans efforts we are assured that no matter what happens in the sky if something goest wrong, we should be able to find it, because someone cared enough to think about those who were lost in Aircraft accidents.


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