The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion

Pfc Billy J Barnes
Service # 18128780
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.

{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}