World War II and Upcountry South Carolina: "We Just Did Everything We Could"

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World War II changed America, and the history of Upcountry South Carolina during this era testifies to the war's deep impact. On the homefront, Upcounty residents grew victory gardens and supported recruits at local bases and soldiers abroad. They also manufactured textile goods, including uniforms and parachutes, crucial for the war effort. As thousands of young men and women came into the Upcountry to train at Spartanburg's Camp Croft and the Greenville Army Air Base, thousands more were sent to Europe, the ...

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World War II changed America, and the history of Upcountry South Carolina during this era testifies to the war's deep impact. On the homefront, Upcounty residents grew victory gardens and supported recruits at local bases and soldiers abroad. They also manufactured textile goods, including uniforms and parachutes, crucial for the war effort. As thousands of young men and women came into the Upcountry to train at Spartanburg's Camp Croft and the Greenville Army Air Base, thousands more were sent to Europe, the Pacific and beyond. More than 166,000 South Carolinians fought for the United States, including 5 Congressional Medal of Honor winners. The resulting import and export of culture through the war and long after reflects the modernization and Upcountry History Museum historian Courtney Tollison, examines the ways that Uncountry South Carolina affected World War II and how the war affected the region.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781596298255
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Pages: 221
  • Sales rank: 1,389,945
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Walter Edgar 7

Acknowledgements 9

Introduction 11

The Totality of War: Life on the Upcountry Homefront During World War II 13

The Army in the Upcountry: Camp Croft 60

The Army Air Forces in the Upcountry: The Greenville Army Air Base 83

The Armed Forces on Campus: Upcountry Colleges and Universities 114

The Pacific and Surrounding Theaters of War 136

The European and Surrounding Theaters of War 161

Coming Home and Moving On: World War II's Impact on the Upcountry and Its People 195

Bibliography 219

About the Author 223

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