The collection consists of medals and
other records from Walter Crenshaw, who served as the administrative assistant to the
provost marshal at the Tuskegee Army Air Field during the Second World War. Items in the
collection include Crenshaw's pay and physical fitness records, a Tuskegee Army Airfield
yearbook, a Thanksgiving menu, and three medals Crenshaw received related to his
Walter Crenshaw Jr. was born on October 27, 1909, and was raised in Alabama. He attended
the Tuskegee Institute in 1927, and one year later transferred to Alabama State University.
In 1940, Crenshaw married Zelma Whatley, and the two eventually had five children.
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Special Collections & University Archives. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Distinctive
Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University
of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
The collection is open for research.