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25 Feb 1943
  • Princeton was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Battle for Kasserine Pass in Tunisia closed with the Americans, inexperienced and poorly led, suffered a major defeat. Nevertheless, the Americans would regain the pass at the end of the battle as overall strategy dictated the Axis forces to withdraw back into northern Tunisia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Douglas MacArthur issued his campaign plan for the Southwest Pacific while arguing that a campaign through the Central Pacific would be "time consuming and expensive in our naval power and shipping." ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • After not being able to locate Sinlamaung, Burma in the past three days, the Chindit unit assigned to attack the Japanese garrison there finally found the village. They found the Japanese garrison had already departed, however. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Permit fired five torpedoes at a Japanese transport off Japan; all four torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Copahee departed San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 11th Airborne Division was activated at Camp Mackall, North Carolina, United States under the command of Major General Joseph M. Swing. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Feb 1943
An American M3 Grant tank near Kasserine Pass in Tunisia, late Feb 1943

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

25 Feb 1943 Interactive Map

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