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Ww2 impact on sc8 6.5

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  • 1. WW2 Impact on SC 8.6-5—Compare the ramifications of World War II on South Carolina and the United States as a whole, including the training of the Doolittle Raiders and the Tuskegee Airmen, the building of additional military bases, the rationing and bond drives, and the return of economic prosperity.
  • 2. Building Up Our Forces • Even before Pearl Harbor, the US Draft was enacted • WW1 military camps where reopened to train draftees • The Charleston Navy yards increased production of destroyers • Senator Byrnes helped to guide the Lend & Lease plan through Congress that offered support to the allies • War production helped the US climb out of the depression
  • 3. Doolittle Raiders • Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor brought US out of isolationism & into the war in Europe & the Pacific • US was anxious to retaliate against the Japanese • Doolittle Raider’s attack on Tokyo helped to lift the morale of Americans • **Walterboro Air Base Training facility James Doolittle lead a group of bomber pilots to train for combat in Columbia
  • 4. Tuskegee Airmen
  • 5. Tuskegee Airmen • African American pilots trained at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama • Commanded by white officers • Supported the allied invasion of Italy • Assigned to escort heavy bombers on raids • Air campaign directed at weakening Germany prior the D-Day invasion
  • 6. • Several Tuskegee airmen earned the Distinguished Flying Cross • Proved that black pilots could shoot down enemy aircraft as well if not better that white air crews • Opened the doorway for other African Americans to serve in the military & for desegregation of the military in the postwar period
  • 7. SC in WWII • Many joined the military • 1/3 of young white men & ½ of black men were either illiterate or in such poor health that they could not join • Indication of how poverty stricken SC was • War mobilization meant more jobs at home • Wartime population in SC cities grew impacting local business • Farms were shorthanded causing women & children to work in the fields
  • 8. SC in WWII • Collected scrap metal & rubber for the war effort • Used ration books to get their share of the short supply of food & fuel • Bought war bonds to fund the war effort • After the war, they had savings which they used for: – Automobile purchases – Goods not available during wartime How to use your ration coupons (5:41)