Cpl Jones was born in 1919 in North Carolina and was killed in action on June 7, 1944 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.|
Cpl Jones (pictured right) is the son of Everett Jones [b.1887 in NC] a farmer and the son of Chloe Jones [b.10-17-1888 and died April, 1982].
The 1930 US Census for Averasboro, Harnett County, North Carolina shows Wilber residing with his parents and 5 sisters, Naomi [b.1913] Mallie [b.1915] Elsie M [b.1923] Burnice [b.1924] Dallie L [b.1926] and 3 brothers, Everett Thenton Jones [b.5-13-1916 and died 2-8-1988] Thomas [b.1921] and Charles [b.1929].
Cpl Jones enlisted in the Army on Feb 6, 1942 at Fort Bragg, NC. His enlistment record states Wilber had completed 3 years of high school.
Cpl Jones was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
It is not known where Cpl Jones in interred.