The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Brigadier-General William Alexander McCain

McCain, William Alexander


* 25th of August 1878

† 13th of May 1960

(Regular Army)


1925-07-18 Lieutenant-Colonel
1934-06-01 Colonel
1940-10-25 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1942-06-30 Termination of rank Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1948-08-16 Brigadier-General (Retired)


1924-06-XX 1927-08-14 Attached to Planning Branch, Office of the Assistant Secretary of War
1927-08-15 1928-07-03 Attending the Army War College
1928-07-04 1930-07-30 Officer in Charge of Procurement Division, Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, Pennsylvania
1930-07-31 1934-07-05 Director of Army Industrial College
1934-07-07 1942-06-30 Commanding Officer Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot, Pennsylvania
1942-06-30 Retired
Picture source: From: "Assembly, January 1961" by United States Military Academy. Association of Graduates.