World War II

1941–1945

South Carolina and World War II

This virtual collection brings together materials documenting the South Carolina home-front during World War II as well as experiences of South Carolina soldiers.

Fox Movietone News: The War Years

“Fox Movietone News: the War Years, 1942 – 1944,” a collaboration between the University of South Carolina and the Library of Congress, provides online access for the first time to over two hundred Fox Movietone News newsreels released in American theaters from September 1942 through August 1944.

O. H. Wienges World War II Collection

This collection is comprised of first hand accounts, logs, and photographs of life on the U.S.S. Landing Craft Infantry 759 during World War II. The collection also includes a map of the travel route taken by the U.S.S. LCI 759. As an added bonus, Wienge's diary as a teenager in 1938 is also included

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  • Title World War II
  • Coverage 1941–1945
  • Author
  • Keywords Federal money constructed or expanded military and naval installations across the state, including Camp Croft in Spartanburg, Fort Jackson in Columbia, the Charleston Navy Yard, and several smaller bases, war brought a much-needed boost to South Carolina’s agricultural sector, German prisoners of war (POWs), at least 900,000 men received military training in South Carolina during the war, rationing, Amid war-time conditions, segregation laws came under pressure, Smith v. Allright, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the all-white primary unconstitutional
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
  • URL
  • Access Date December 1, 2022
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 26, 2022
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