Tuskegee Airmen

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Pilots and Ground Officers of the 618th Bomb Squadron.
(William Neal Brown Photo Collection)
Walter G. Alexander, II Dr. Alexander graduated from Rutgers with a degree in mechanical engineering, then, went to work for Douglas Aircraft as a draftsman in California. He enlisted in the USAAF 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.
Dr. Brown trained at Tuskegee Army Airbase and served as a special services officer with the 618th Bomb Squadron in the American Theater of Operations. After World War II, he earned his PhD in social work at Columbia University and went on to become one of Rutgers University's first African-American faculty members.

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.