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25 Jan 1945

Burma Germany
  • Denise Bloch was executed at Ravensbr├╝ck Concentration Camp, Germany. ww2dbase┬á[Ravensbr├╝ck Concentration Camp | Denise Bloch | Ravensbr├╝ck, Mark Brandenburg | 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the biggest evacuation in military history when the first of what would grow to be up to two million troops were withdrawn by ship through the Baltic from Preu├čen (Prussia) and Pommern (Pomerania). The evacuation continued until the end of the European War. ww2dbase┬á[East Prussian Offensive | AC]
  • Heinz Guderian asked Joachim von Ribbentrop to negotiate peace with the Western Allies. Ribbentrop reported this to Adolf Hitler. ww2dbase┬á[Heinz Guderian | CPC]
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  • Posen, Germany (now Poznan, Poland) was declared a Fortress City after it was surrounded and left to wither by Soviet forces. ww2dbase┬á[Vistula-Oder Offensive | Poznan | TH]
  • Raoul Wallenberg was interrogated at the OKR of Soviet 18th Rifle Corps in Russia. ww2dbase┬á[Raoul Wallenberg | 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
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