A Tribute to
James William Kerr
1922 - 2006
  
Milestones Memories of My Father The War Years
Texas A&M A Pilot's Story War Years Photos
Milestones



1922
Beaumont, Texas
Born April 23
Hotel-Dieu
Hospital
12:10 pm - 8 lbs, 2 oz
20 inches long
 








1939
Graduated Beaumont High - Class of 1939



1939
Beaumont, Texas
Attended Lamar Junior College
 
1942
Joined Army Air Corps
Stationed in Great Dunmow, England
B-26 Pilot
Flew 64 combat mission
Served in Northern France - Normandy - Germany
 
1945
Ellington Field, Texas
Honorably Discharged - Rank: First Lieutenant
 
1946
College Station, Texas
Transfers to The Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (later named Texas A&M University)
 
1948
College Station, Texas
Graduated Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas
Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering
 
1948 - 1957
Houston, & Fort Worth, Texas
Various Jobs - Air Conditioning Sales Engineer 
 
1953
Houston, Texas
Married Patricia Taylor


1954 - September 28
Houston, Texas
a Father - son Grady born

1955
Moved to Fort Worth, Texas


1957 - 1958
Fort Worth, Texas
Employed by Carter & Burgess
Mechanical Engineer
 
1958 - 1972
Fort Worth, Texas
Employed by General Dynamics
Mechanical Engineer and Foreman

1962
Divorced
 
1973 - ?
Fort Worth, Texas
Employed by Carter & Burgess
Mechanical Engineer
 
1991
Moved to Houston, Texas
 
1992-1994 & 1999-2003
Employed by CCRD Partners
Mechanical Engineer
 
2003
Retired
 
January 11, 2006
Houston, Texas
Entered West Houston Medical Center

March 30, 2006
Houston, Texas
Died - 5:02 p.m.