South Carolina's Greatest Generation

Resilience, dedication, patriotism and unselfish sacrifice. South Carolina’s greatest generation persevered through the Great Depression; won a global war and rewrote the history of the State through their enterprise and zeal. These are just a few of the thousands of stories of how men and women of South Carolina, set aside their lives to serve their country during World War II.

Produced by South Carolina Educational Television in collaboration with The Palmetto Greatest Generation Project

Pearl Harbor | South Carolina's Greatest Generation
Episode 2


On December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor was attacked by air, by the Japanese. Nine South Carolinians were killed along with 1,168 of their shipmates on board the Battleship Arizona. The nation was now at...
Women In WWII | South Carolina's Greatest Generation
Episode 3


Sixteen million men and women joined the armed services. Women went to work in industry to support the war effort. Women received training to prepare them for jobs that were needed by the military...
Victory | South Carolina's Greatest Generation
Episode 9


Thirty three days after the death of President Roosevelt, Germany surrenders. The allies celebrate their victory over the Nazis. In 1945, after the two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and...