A friend for life: James H. 'Pee Wee' Martin of G-Company, 506th PIR. A unique and vivid correspondent for decades. One of the kindest people we've ever met.
Over the years Jim Martin sent us various large printouts of pictures he collected and pictures he took while in the former ETO.
Many of the aerial pictures came from Jim's friend, Army Airforce Pilot Dale Borden, like the set of pictures he shared from Carentan, before and after the bombings.
Even a great aerial of the fields behind the cliff of Hoc Point: a landscape with more craters than the moon has to offer!
Guys like Jim have been in the news ever since WWII. 'Then I stepped out to meet a ladder of FLAK and tracers. Thank God I missed all the rungs...'
Here is the complete article on the wedding of Donna Pile, the daughter of G/506 trooper Roy Talhelm, who lost his life in Normandy, June 1944.
Jim's friend, Dale Borden, even flew over Paris, and shot this wonderful picture of the Seine river and the Eifel Tower.
Signed index card and a white baseball cap of G-Company - 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in our collection of veteran donated items. Treasured forever!
Ever the modern man Jim Martin brought these great flyers to Normandy, to be signed by him. This one is dedicated to one of my sons, Dakota.
Memorial Day 2012: Jim Martin's speech. Wise words. Lest we ever forget the veterans, Then & Now!
© 2002 (Last updated 2012) Paratrooper Research Team - Jim 'Pee Wee' Martin - G-Company 506th PIR - 101st Airborne Division