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Corp Wilbur Ray Jones
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1918
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1944
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France

Wilber was single, with three years of high school, when he joined the Army on 6 Feb 1942 at Fort Bragg. He served with the 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division and was killed in action on D-Day + 11. Serial # 34178945

Corporal Wilber Ray Jones (Service # 34178945) 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]. European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star and Arrowhead, WW2 Victory Medal, WW2 Honorable Service Lapel Button, Parachute Badge (Jump Wings), Combat Infantryman Badge, Presidential Distinguished Unit Emblem

 
 
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 Parents:
  Everett Calvin Jones (1886 - 1960)
  Chloe Ellen Penny Jones (1888 - 1982)
 
Inscription:
CPL CO F 507 Paratroop INF, KIA FRANCE
 
Burial:
Middle Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: P. Bible
Record added: Mar 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34566511
Corp Wilbur Ray Jones
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CPL, 507 PRCHT INF, 82 ABN DIV WORLD WAR II
- ShaneO
 Added: Mar. 8, 2014
 
 
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