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25 Feb 1945
  • US 3rd Armored Division used M26 Pershing heavy tanks in combat for the first time near the Roer River in the Belgian-German border region. ww2dbase [M26 Pershing/M46 | CPC]
  • Omar Bradley gave George Patton the authority to make advances toward the Rhine River. ww2dbase [Advance to the Rhine | CPC]
Germany Japan
  • USS Wisconsin escorted carriers as the carrier aircraft attacked Hachino, Japan. ww2dbase [Wisconsin | CPC]
  • Fighter quadron VF-80 from USS Hancock flew one fighter sweep against Tokyo, Japan; no aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Hancock | Tokyo | DS]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids to bomb and strafe airfields in the vicinity of Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Battle of Iwo Jima | Yorktown (Essex-class) | Tokyo | DS]
  • Minoru Ota was made the commanding officer of Okinawa Area Auxiliary Base Force. ww2dbase [Minoru Ota | Okinawa | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Hoe sank Japanese convoy escort ship Shonan with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired from periscope depth in the South China Sea. ww2dbase [Hoe | South China Sea | CPC]
Philippines Portuguese Macau
  • US aircraft attacked neutral Portuguese Macau. ww2dbase [CPC]
Russia
  • The former German ship F7, now in Soviet service, was renamed Buran. ww2dbase [F7 | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 25 Feb 1945
P-47D Thunderbolt P-38L Lightning aircraft flying in formation during Lockheed test pilot Milo BurchamA bulldozer preparing a roadway as LSM-47 opened her cargo bay doors, Green Beach, Iwo Jima, Japan, circa 25 Feb 1945US Marines observing dead Japanese soldiers in a cave on Iwo Jima, Feb 1945
See all photos dated 25 Feb 1945

25 Feb 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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