Ratzenberger to commemorate Whitehead

This morning, Mayor Bill Finch attended the Police Department’s Compstat meeting, where they share the week’s crime data, and brought a special guest along; none other than actor John Ratzenberger, a Bridgeport native.

“I’m here in Bridgeport to let the world know Bridgeport, Connecticut beat Kittyhawk by two years on first controlled air flight,” he said, when he introduced himself at the meeting.

Apparently, Ratzenberger is working with the mayor on a way to celebrate and let the world know Gustav Whitehead, German native, was the first in flight — in Bridgeport. A movie maybe? Stay tuned…


Keila Torres Ocasio