Gabriel 'Gabe' Jones
Status: Retired 
Rank:
Private (World War II), Sergeant (Korean War), Special Field Officer (SHIELD)

Personal Bio Data

Place of Birth- New York, New York

Known Relatives
Wife: Carla Williams (also known as Carla Swain)
Uncle: Bill
Nephew: Phil Leonard

WW II Appearances

Avengers/Invaders: 10-11
Captain America Annual: 9

Captain America 65th Anniversary Special
Captain America/Nick Fury: The Otherworld War
Combat Kelly & the Deadly Dozen: 4
Dr. Strange (2): 51
Gambit (2): 10
Invaders (1): 35
Marvel Comics Presents: 77-79

Marvel Two-In-One: 77
Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD (2): 3-5, 11
Sgt Fury & his Howling Commandos: Compete Run
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (2009)
What If... (1): 14
X-Men Forever: 7

Appearance Highlights

Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandos #1
First appearance 

Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandos #56
While trapped behind enemy lines, meets jazz singer Carla Swain, whom he eventually marries after the war 


Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandos #90
Gabe is chained to a racist Nazi.


Sgt Fury & His Howling Commandos #117
Searches London for an old band mate afflicted with a deadly Nazi virus.


Derek Luke as Gabe Jones
Captain America: First Avenger (2011)

"Hey, call off the war for a while, sarge. My mouthpiece needs tighting"

Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #4

An accomplished jazz trumpeter at an early age, Gabriel Jones grew up in New York City, spending his youth playing at his uncle Bill's jazz club in upper Manhattan . Winning local acclaim, Jones was exceptionally lucky in receiving coaching in trumpet playing from the legendary Louis Armstrong himself. Jones also gained another teacher in Danny "Drummer" Bellaman, a Harlem-born jazz musician, playing drums. The pair became fast friends, playing nightclubs gigs. Army Intelligence took note of both men joining the war effort. Jones' interest in music gained the attention of the top brass and the Army sent him to a high specialty school where he became an expert in German classical music.

Despite segregation in the armed forces, Jones found himself hand picked by Captain "Happy" Sam Sawyer to enlist in the First Attack Squad, aka the famous Howling Commandos lead by Nick Fury. Jones distinguished himself both with the music of machine guns and his handy trumpet, which he used to jazz countless Howler parties in the barracks and to unusual and effective use in battle.

With the Howlers, Jones faced some of the Nazi's worst menaces, including Baron Zemo, Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, and Colonel Klaue. Such were the Howling Commandos feared by the Third Reich, a counter squad of elite fighters, the Blitzkrieg Squad was formed, and among their number,
the flute playing machine gunner, Otto, was designated Gabe Jones' nemesis.

Jones was reunited with his old band mate, Danny Bellaman near the end of the war under less then happy circumstances
; selected to find his old friend who was holding a Nazi virus
. Held as a POW, Bellerman escaped with the virus but rather then let either side take it, Bellerman swallowed the formula and when Jones found him was already dying.

Jones was engaged to marry Carla Williams, whom he had met during World War II when she was performing as a nightclub singer under the name Carla Swain. Jones was assigned to rescue her from Nazi-occupied Paris, and he and the Howlers saved her life from a Nazi officer.

Following World War II Jones presumably continued his career as a jazz musician until he reenlisted for the Korean War, once again seeing combat as a Howling Commando with his former team mates. After the Korean War, its unclear what Jones was doing just prior to joining SHIELD, however once he was in, Jones became one of Fury's closest aides, assisting him in running the entire organization and acting as an operative on major missions.

Notable Alternate Appearances
What If...(1): 14
Captain America & Thor: Avengers!
Captain America- First Vengeance: 3

 

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Last Updated 7/23/11