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25 Jan 1945

Burma
  • Anglo-Indian and Japanese troops clashed at Kabwet, Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Denise Bloch was executed at Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Germany announced the biggest evacuation in military history when the first of what would grow to be up to two million troops were withdrawn by ship through the Baltic from Preußen (Prussia) and Pommern (Pomerania). The evacuation continued until the end of the European War. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Heinz Guderian asked Joachim von Ribbentrop to negotiate peace with the Western Allies. Ribbentrop reported this to Adolf Hitler. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Pollack departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Hackleback arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan
  • Landing ship No. 147 was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Philippines
  • USS Luce departed San Pedro Bay, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Douglas MacArthur moved his advance headquarters forward to the Hacienda Luisita plantation, Tarlac, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Posen, Germany (now Poznan, Poland) was declared a Fortress City after it was surrounded and left to wither by Soviet forces. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Russia
  • Raoul Wallenberg was interrogated at the OKR of Soviet 18th Rifle Corps in Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Jan 1945
Capt Dixie Kiefer (left) and executive officer Cdr Willian Burch, both badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, being prepared for transfer from Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945Captain Dixie Kiefer, badly injured in an air attack four days earlier, addressing his crew one more time before being transferred from USS Ticonderoga to the hospital ship Samaritan at Ulithi, 25 Jan 1945.F4U Corsair of Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-124 on the flight deck of USS Essex, 25 Jan 1945.USS Hornet (Essex-class), distance, steaming with USS Langley (Independence-class) and USS Enterprise on their way back to Ulithi Atoll in the Caroline Islands, 25 Jan 1945.

25 Jan 1945 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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