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U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Donald Martin Alexander, Colonel, USAF (Retired)April 13, 1917 – April 15, 1997
ALEXANDER – Col. Donald Martin, U.S.A.F. Ret., 80, of Ft. Lauderdale, died Sunday.
Graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and received his Master’s Degree from New York University. Served as a flight instructor during WWII and was one of the first pilots to fly the Sikorsky helicopters for the Air Force. He also served as an officer in the Korean Conflict and retired from the military in 1965. Following retirement, he worked at First Federal of Broward as an appraiser.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Crommelin Underwood Alexander in 1978. Survived by his daughters, Kay McFall and Diane Alexander both of Ft. Lauderdale; sisters, Virginia English of Ft. Lauderdale, Geraldine Brooks of Marietta, GA; grandchildren, Amy Giney of Ft. Lauderdale, Lynn Craggs of Ocala, Michael McFall of Ft. Lauderdale and Wendy Horton of Boca Raton; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Graveside service, 2 PM, Thursday, April 17, 1997 at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL with full military honors.