Pfc Barnes was born in 1923 in Oklahoma and was killed in action on June 13th, 1943 during the Airborne invasion of Normandy.|
Pfc Barnes is the son of Alex J Barnes [ b. 1886 in Arkansas] a farmer and the son of Florence A Barnes [b.1890 in Oklahoma].
The 1930 US Census of Mountain Park, Kiowa County, Oklahoma show Billy residing with his parents and sisters Helen V Barnes [b. 1913 in Oklahoma] Pauline E Barnes [b. 1916 in Kansas] and brother Keith D. Barnes [b. 1927 in Oklahoma].
No Enlistment record is found for Pfc Barnes.
Pfc Barnes was awarded the Purple Heart Medal, and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
Pfc Barnes is interred in Oklahoma.