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R16 LST 325. Hundreds of LSTs like the 325 were built in Evansville and served in World War ll including the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France. (Evansville)

LST Hundreds of LSTs like the 325 were built in Evansville and served in World War ll including the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

Seventy years ago, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin parachuted into France, behind German enemy lines, in the dark of night ahead of the D-Day invasion. On June 6, 2014, at 93, the WWII veteran jumped into Normandy again, in a full military kit, marking the anniversary of the June 6th Allied troops landing. Before jumping he said, "They are worried about me getting hurt. I said, 'Don't worry about it. If I get hurt or I get killed, what is the difference? I've lived 93 years. I've had a good life.'"

Seventy years ago, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin parachuted into France, behind German…

And duit by in ses vers in any doctor and are verdant 1944

World War II - Historical Pictures - The Canadian Medic First Class J. Curtis bandages the burnt leg of a French boy named Marcel as his brother Daniel looks on. Battle of Normandy, June

Allied troops unload equipment and supplies on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, in early June of 1944. (U.S. Army photo)

Tank landing ships with barrage balloons afloat unloading supplies on Omaha for the invasion of Normandy

Paratropper Normandy 1944

US soldier packing a "Grease gun", Normandy Photo b/w, uniform, history, 2 world war.

Normandy, France before World War II Operation Overlord that destroyed much of the region. National Geographic pictures like this were used as models to restore the war ravaged cities. National Geographic | August 1943

Rouen - Normandy, France before World War II Operation Overlord that destroyed much of the region. National Geographic pictures like this were used as models to restore the war ravaged cities.

70th anniversary of d-day | ... of the places you can visit as you commemorate the D-Day landings

B Commandos of Special Service Brigade crouch on Queen beach Sword area before moving inland 6 June

Infographic: Where to Visit in Normandy to Discover the History of D-Day #infographic

Where to Visit in Normandy to Discover the History of D-Day #infographic

Tending the wounded

Canadians capture Caen - Members of the Regimental Aid Party of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa treating a wounded soldier near Caen, France.

Hundreds of dead soldiers in stretchers covered with a blankets after D-Day. Killed during Normandy landings, they lie in a temporary cemete...

Remembering D-Day in 18 Photos

American and German dead await burial in a makeshift morgue behind Omaha Beach. casualties at Omaha, including wounded and missing, accounted for more than one-third of the Allied total on D-Day.

Normandy Invasion On the second day of the Normandy invasion during WWII, American GIs toasting each other w. wine at open window after locating German sniper during advance into Ste. Mere-Eglise. Normandy, France, June 7, 1944

On the second day of Operation Overlord, American GIs were found toasting each other with liberated wine. They had reason to celebrate: They had just located a German sniper during their advance into Saint Mere-Eglise.

Normandy. Les Braves is a war memorial that is located on the shores of Omaha Beach in the village of  St. Laurent-sur-Mer  in Normandy, France and commemorates the fallen American soldiers, of World War ll who have lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy, June 6th 1944.

Normandy. Les Braves is a war memorial that is located on the shores of Omaha Beach in the village of St. Laurent-sur-Mer in Normandy, France and commemorates the fallen American soldiers, of World War ll who have lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy, June 6th 1944.

The Airborne museum in Normandy housed old equipment and uniforms of the airborne teams which landed off of their planned course on that fateful day. Free to the Disabled, Veterans of the Second World War, Military in uniform, whatever their nationality.

Remembering the WWII Normandy Invasion

Travel to Normandy France to visit the sites of the WWII Normandy Invasion.

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