Oral History: Alexander, Walter G. II, 2009

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Title
Oral History: Alexander, Walter G. II, 2009
Interviewee
Alexander, Walter G. II
Birth Year
1922
Birth Place
Virginia - Petersburg
Rutgers Graduating Class
1943
Interviewer
Holyoak, Sandra Stewart
Dzendzera, Catherine
Location of Interview
South Orange, NJ
Date Created
6 November 2009
Description
Dr. Alexander was born in 1922 in Petersburg, Virginia. He attended Orange High school in New Jersey before he was accepted to Rutgers on a scholarship. He was a member of ROTC, the engineering program, and the Rutgers track team. A Tuskegee Airman, he 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. Alexander was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Rutgers African-American Alunni Alliance in 2007. He was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 2009.
Collection
Rutgers Oral History Archives (ROHA)
Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries
Rights
Permission to quote from this transcript must be obtained from the Rutgers Oral History Archives.
Identifier
ROHA-Alexander
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