Author and military historian Wilbur D. Jones is honored by Marquis Who’sWho.
Wilbur D. Jones Jr. of Wilmington has received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and a listing in the 2023 edition of Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles.
As in all Marquis Who’sWho biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.
An accomplished listee, Jones celebrates many years of experience in his professional network and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field.
Jones is a retired Navy captain with 41 years of service to the Department of Defense, a noted business owner, a military historian and the award-winning author who established Wilbur Jones Compositions LLC in 1988. Well-known nationwide for his expertise, he writes, lectures and consults on various World War II history and defense issues. Additionally, Jones leads several North Carolina WWII history preservation projects.
A prolific writer, Jones has authored or co-authored 20 books, eight of which are on World War II. He has also published hundreds of articles in a regional Gannett newspaper. Moreover, he has extensively researched our nation’s history and national defense. His memoir, The Day I Lost President Ford: Memoir of a Born-and-Bred Carolina Tar Heel, was published in 2021. His latest book, co-authored, is Terrorfliegers: How WWII American Airmen Survived German Captivity and POW Trauma.