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25 Mar 1944
  • USS Gar fired six torpedoes on a Japanese ship; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hitler allowed German 1.Panzerarmee to break out west of Lvov, Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • US declared Manus, Admiralty Islands secure. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Churchill's recommendations to bomb German V-weapon sites were turned down by Eisenhower, who preferred to place priority on transportation and communications hubs. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Hungarian Council of Ministers approved several anti-Semitic policies, including a law requiring Jews to wear the yellow Star of David to be effective on 5 Apr 1944. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Dutch East Indies France
  • U-976, a German Type VIIC submarine, was sunk in the Bay of Biscay south-west of Saint-Nazaire, France by gunfire from two RAF Mosquito aircraft from 248 Squadron RAF/L&I. Four of the submarine's crew of 53 lost their lives. ww2dbase [HM]
Germany
  • 811 RAF bombers raided Berlin, Germany; 122 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
India
  • The 3rd Battalion of the Japanese 60th Regiment attacked Allied positions at Sangshak, India. Meanwhile, Louis Mountbatten requested the Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff for more aircraft to supply Imphal, India, which would be denied. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Landing ship No. 104 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • US submarine USS Pollack (SS-180) attacked a Japanese convoy and sank Japanese Submarine Chaser No. 54 and damaged two freighters 50 miles north of Muko Jima, Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands); ten torpedoes were expended in this attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC, HM]
  • USS Whale set sail for East China Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • 184 Jews who had been recently arrested from their hiding places in the Hague in the Netherlands arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt arrived at Hyde Park, New York, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Mar 1944
Jewish women being rounded up, Ioannina, Greece, 25 Mar 1944AGP Oyster Bay tending PT boats in Seeadler Harbor, Admiralty Islands, 25 Mar 1944

25 Mar 1944 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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James Forrestal, Secretary of the Navy, 23 Feb 1945