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"Who are you supposed to be?"
"I'm... Captain America."
―Gabe Jones and Captain America[src]

Private Gabriel "Gabe" Jones was a United States Army soldier during World War II and a member of the Howling Commandos.

Biography

World War II

"There's got to be at least five mortar companies out there!"
"Get ahold of B Company, tell them we need cover!"
"That might be tough."
Dum Dum Dugan, Bucky Barnes and Gabe Jones[src]
A native of Macon, Georgia, Gabe Jones studied German and French[2] at Howard University[3] before joining the United States Army. Jones would eventually join the 92nd Infantry, a unit he described as "All black, all proud."[4] In 1943, while fighting alongside Bucky Barnes and Dum Dum Dugan, Jones was captured by HYDRA and placed in a cell with other allied prisoners where he was forced to build powerful weapons for his enemy.[2]

Breakout

"That one. Zündung."
"Zündung?"
"Get this thing going, Dugan!"
―Gabe Jones, Dum Dum Dugan and James Montgomery Falsworth[src]
POWs

Jones with the other POWs

When Captain America single-handedly assaulted the facility, in which, he was a prisoner. Jones, along with his companions, broke free and wreaked havoc on the HYDRA soldiers and the base by controlling a tank with Dum Dum Dugan because Jones spoke fluent German he could show Dugan how to control the tank while James Montgomery Falsworth fired the cannon. Jones joined the rest of the rescued unit and returned back to US military base immediately after.[2]

Howling Commandos

Commando Recruitment 2

Jones joins the Howling Commandos

"We barely got out of there alive, and you want us to go back?"
"Pretty much."
―Gabe Jones and Steve Rogers[src]

Shortly after their breakout, Jones and his comrades enjoyed a drink together in an English pub when they were invited, by Steve Rogers, to join a special elite squadron, led by Rogers himself. Jones, after a brief conversation with Jacques Dernier, happily accepted alongside Dum Dum Dugan, James Montgomery Falsworth and Jim Morita.[2]

Capture of Arnim Zola

Gabe Thompson

Jones during a mission in World War II

"You were right, Doctor Zola's on the train. HYDRA dispatcher gave him permission to open up the throttle. Wherever he's going, they must need him bad."
―Gabe Jones to Captain America[src]
Gabe train

Along with the other Howling Commandos, Jones took part in every assault against HYDRA. This included a mission to capture Arnim Zola. Jones, Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers boarded the Schnellzug EB912. Rogers and Barnes entered the train while Jones remained on the roof and made his way to the head of the train. Jones took Zola into custody; however, he later learned that Barnes had been killed during the mission.[2]

Attack on HYDRA Headquarters

"Schmidt's working with powers beyond our capabilities. He gets across the Atlantic, he will wipe out the entire eastern seaboard in an hour."
"How much time we got? "
Howard Stark and Gabe Jones[src]

Jones was present at the final assault against HYDRA at Johann Schmidt's fortress, and was one of the last people to speak with Captain America before he was lost to the ice.[2]

Abilities

  • Expert Marksman: Jones wielded a machine gun during World War II as his weapon of choice, using it to successfully raid many HYDRA facilities across Europe.
  • Multilingualism: Jones spoke English, French, and German fluently, providing translations to his squad members.

Equipment

Weapons

Gabe M1919

Jones charging into battle with his machine gun

Relationships

Allies

Enemies

Trivia

  • In the comics, Gabe Jones was the first African-American regular supporting character. His relationship with Peggy Carter was one of the first interracial relationships in comics.

Behind the Scenes

References

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