James H. “Pee Wee” Martin – Mourmelon-le-Petit, France (1944)

James H. "Pee Wee" Martin
World War II
101st Airborne Division
3rd Battalion
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
"G" Company

Jim Martin jumped into France over Utah Beach the night prior to D-Day and fought for thirty-three days in the Normandy campaign. In September, 1944 he participated in the invasion of Holland ("Operation Market Garden") and was one of the defenders of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. The 101st Airborne Division finished their part of the war by securing Berchtesgaden, Germany.