Hi there. Came across your post and thought I'd add a little twist to your Uncle James military past.
You'll have to ask him (if he's still around) if he's the same James Crawley that was in the 17th Airborne Division / 513 Parachute Infantry Regiment. These men were transferred to the 82nd or 101st Airborne when the 17th Airborne was disbanded in 1945.
Let me know what you come up with. It usually doesn't list all the military groups they served with on their DD214's, only the last one. I wouldn't be surprised if he's the same one and now you know the rest of the story.
Looking forward to your reply~