Tuskegee Airman Walter G. Alexander II, of Orange, NJ, graduated from Tuskegee Army Air Field on June 27, 1945 with class 45-D-SE. He earned his wings to fly single engine fighters. He was a graduate of Rutgers University in mechanical engineering before the War, and went on to become a dentist after his service, graduating from Howard University. He was in practice for five decades. Alexander was the first African-American student to graduate from Rutgers’ School of Engineering and the first African American to serve on the New Jersey State Board of Dentistry.