The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General James Kerr Crain

Crain, James Kerr


* 26th of January 1879

† 29th of July 1972

(Regular Army)


1928-05-10 Lieutenant-Colonel
1935-08-01 Colonel
1940-10-01 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-06-29 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-07-19 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-10-25 Major-General (Army of the United States)
1945-12-31 Major-General (Retired)


1926-07-29 1930-04-01 Commanding Officer Picatinny Arsenal, Dover, New Jersey
1930-04-01 1934-08-XX Attached to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of War
1934-10-XX 1939-07-XX Ordnance Officer, 8th Corps Area
1940-XX-XX 1942-05-XX Chief of Field Service Branch, Office of the Chief of Ordnance
1942-06-30 Retired
1942-07-01 Recalled
1942-07-01 1942-07-16 Commanding Officer San Antonio Arsenal, Texas
1942-08-15 1945-07-15 Assistant Military Attaché to United Kingdom
1942-08-15 1945-07-15 US Executive, London Munitions Assignments Board
1945-12-31 Retired
Picture source: From "The Ordnance Department : Procurement and Supply" by Harry C. Thomson & Lida Mayo, 2003