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25 Apr 1943
  • Admiral Mineichi Koga arrived aboard Yamato for an inspection tour; he arrived to become the new Commander-in-Chief of the Combined Fleet, but that fact would be kept secret until the news of Yamamoto's death was to be made public next month. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Commander Shinichirou Maeda was made the commanding officer of Tanikaze. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Snook sank a Japanese or Chinese sampan with her deck gun off China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Commanding officer of the Chinese 5th Army defected to the Japanese. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Frederick Aikman shot down a German Bf 109G aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Grayback departed Brisbane, Australia for her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Navy squadrons VF-26, VF-27, and VF-28, all equipped with F4F fighters, were transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Japan Poland
  • Jürgen Stroop reported that 27,464 Jews had been captured in the Jewish ghetto of Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Wahoo declared her readiness for a war patrol while at Midway Atoll. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Wahoo departed Midway Atoll for her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Apr 1943
San Francisco in Kulak Bay, Adak, Aleutian Islands, 25 Apr 1943Louisville steamed out of Kulak Bay, Adak, Aleutian Islands, bound for operations against Attu, 25 Apr 1943; note Sweepers Cove in background

25 Apr 1943 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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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944