Military History

Pilots and Ground Officers of the 618th Bomb Squadron (William Neal Brown Photo Collection)
Pilots and Ground Officers of the 618th Bomb Squadron.
(William Neal Brown Photo Collection)

  • Walter G. Alexander, II

    Description: Dr. Alexander, a Tuskegee Airman, graduated from Rutgers with a degree in mechanical engineering and then went to work for Douglas Aircraft as a draftsman in California. He enlisted in the US Army Air Forces in 1944 and trained at Keesler and Tuskegee Army Airbases as a fighter pilot. World War II ended before he was deployed. He later attended Howard University's dental school and became a distinguished dentist in New Jersey.   See Also: Rutgers Today (January 2012)
  • William Neal Brown

    Description: Dr. William Neal Brown trained at Tuskegee Air Field and served as a special services officer with the 618th Bomb Squadron in the American Theater of Operations during World War II. He earned his BA at the Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) in Virginia, MSW from Columbia University in 1950 and Ph.D. in Human Growth and Development from City University of New York. He taught at the Rutgers School of Social Work from 1956 until his retirement in 1989. See Also: Dr. William...

 

More on the Tuskegee Airmen

Be sure to visit our Educational Resources section for teaching tools related to African-Americans, including the Tuskegee Airmen, during World War II.

Read more about Rutgers' own Tuskegee Airmen in Rutgers Today.

Also, check out this story in Rutgers Today for more information about the late Dr. William Neal Brown.