World War II

75th Anniversary of D-Day Brings Veterans' Recollections of Tyranny's End in Europe

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The Allies suffered nearly 10,000 casualties on D Day, including 2500 dead.  Here they rest at Normandy.

75 years ago - June 6, 1944 - 156,000 Allied troops on nearly 7000 ships and landing craft and supported by 11,590 planes dropping both bombs and paratroopers, landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. The top-secret invasion of Europe was code-named Operation Overlord,...

Explore Military History

May 21, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Ty Moody
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Just in time for Memorial Day, we want to introduce or re-introduce the SCETV Military Collection . The collection offers a historical look at past wars and spotlights service men and women who have made great sacrifices for their country and fellow Americans. On-demand...

Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII (Full Episode)

May 14, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Presents by Glenn Fishkin
Jewish American Soldiers - Stories from WWII

(May 16, 2019 at 9:00 pm on ETV) Jewish American Soldiers: Stories from WWII is a documentary focusing on the life stories of Jewish American World War II veterans. The film explores their unique experiences of being Jewish soldiers during a time of extreme anti-Semitism...

Columbia Native Brings Stories to the Big Screen

January 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Actor Jeremy Irvine portrays William Pitsenbarger in The Last Full Measure.

The film producer, actor, and Columbia Native Julian Adams joins Walter Edgar to talk about his new film, The Last Full Measure , and to talk about his journey into the world of filmmaking. Adam’s previous features include Phantom (2013) and Amy Cook: The Spaces in Between...

Remembering T. Moffatt Burriss, World War II Battlefield Hero

January 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
T. Moffatt Burris, who died Jan. 4 at age 99, participated in numerous battles during World War II to help save the world.  He recalled some of those experiences in a 2016 interview with South Carolina Public Radio.

This week's program is an encore of an episode aired in 2012, featuring T. Moffatt Burriss. Burriss was a former Columbia area contractor, Republican state lawmaker and American World War II battlefield hero. He died January 4, 2019 at age 99. (Broadcast 06/29/12) -...

Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

May 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

It's been three years since Carter and Jack Hanson were featured on CBS news for their rare friendship with a World War II veteran who served aboard the USS Yorktown. That's when the network set up a surprise meeting on the ship just outside of Charleston. They had gotten...

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II (Full Episode)

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Ty Moody
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II

GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II is the profound and remarkable story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in World War II. These brave men and women fought for their nation and for Jewish people worldwide. Like all Americans, they fought...

Daring, WWII "Doolittle Raid" Began in Columbia

April 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
USS HORNET of an Army B-25 on its way to take part in first U.S. air raid on Japan. Doolittle Raid, April 1942.

76 years ago (April 18 1942) 80 brave men did what had never been attempted: they flew army bombers off a U.S. aircraft carrier on their way to bomb Tokyo. The attack, which has become known to history as the Doolittle Raid, was America’s first strike back at Japan after...

Camp Croft

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SCETV Regionals by William Richardson
Camp Croft

Camp Croft, a WWII Army Infantry Replacement Center located near Spartanburg, SC. Since 2001, this site has served to honor those who worked and trained at Croft from 1940 to 1946 and to memorialize all US military service personnel who have lost their lives in pursuit of...