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25 Apr 1944
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Saipan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • The Emsland concentration camps in Germany established the Kommandos Nord (Department North), which began to construct concentration camps in Norway north of the Arctic Circle; 1,404 prisoners were transferred there when completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Australian troops captured Madang, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Anglo-Indian troops attacked Ningthoukhong, India. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • Adolf Hitler made his last major public appearance at Hans-Valentin Hube's funeral in Berlin, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Japan
  • Landing ship No. 106 was launched. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore United Kingdom
  • George Patton was at a welcome club in Knutsford, England, United Kingdom as the guest of honor. Learning that his visit was supposed to be unofficial, he freely spoke of a post-war world in which the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union would together rule the world. A reporter carelessly missed writing down the Soviet Union, thus when the story was published several days later, it appeared as if Patton was disrespecting the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American forces conducted marshalling and embarkation drills at Slapton, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Apr 1944
Stockpile of Pipe at a US Army supply base in England, United Kingdom in preparation for the invasion of France, 25 Apr 1944Yard full of coils of communications cable at US Army Quartermaster Depot G-22 in Moreton-on-Lugg, Herefordshire, England, in preparation of invasion of France, 25 Apr 1944US troops conducting landing exercises at Slapton Sands, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom, 25 Apr 1944

25 Apr 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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"All that silly talk about the advance of science and such leaves me cold. Give me peace and a retarded science."

Thomas Dodd, late 1945