James Kerr Crain Edit Profile
Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1904. Honorary graduate Coast Artillery School, 1915. Graduated from Army War College, 1926.
Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1904, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general (temporary), October 1939, major general, November 1942. Served in Coast Artillery Corps, 1904-1917. Served as major, advancing to colonel (temporary), with 42d (Rainbow) Division, 1st corps and 2d army, as chief ordnance officer.
With American Expeditionary Forces and Army of Occupation, 1917-1921. Commissioned Picatinny Arsenal, 1926-1930. Office of Assistant Secretary of War, 1930-1934.
Office Chief of Ordnance, 1939-1942. Chief, field service, 1940-1942. United States Executive, London Munitions Assignment Board, 1942-1945.
Married Catharine Mary Nicholls, November 26, 1912. Children: Mary Genevieve, Catharine Barry.