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25 Jun 1943
  • Naka arrived at Nauru and disembarked 412 troops of No. 2 Yokosuka Special Naval Landing Force; she departed later in the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • The minesweeper USS Advocate was transferred to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease act. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Hubert Lanz was given command of XXXXIX Gebirgskorps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Pollack arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Mingo departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Italy
  • The first Italian "M" armored division was formed near Rome, Italy as Mussolini's bodyguard unit. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • As part of the preparation for the invasion of Sicily, Italy (Operation Husky) some 130 American B-17 bombers from the Northwest African Tactical Air Force dropped over 300 tons of bombs on Messina, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Japan
  • USS S-35 arrived in the Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Harder sank a Japanese transport and damaged another off Japan, hitting each with 1 torpedo, expending 7 torpedoes in this attack. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Korea
  • Rear Admiral Katsuya Sato was named the chief of staff of Chinkai Guard District in southern Korea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Netherlands
  • The German Foreign Ministry representative in the Netherlands reported that 102,000 of the 140,000 Dutch Jews had been deported. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Jews in the ghetto of Czestochowa, Poland revolted; German authorities destroyed the ghetto in response. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Crematorium III began operation at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The camp now had the capacity of cremating 4,756 bodies per day. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Taiwan
  • The Karenko Prisoners of War Camp in Karenko (now Hualien) in eastern Taiwan was closed. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • The keel for the future submarine Trepang was laid down at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Jun 1943
USS Cowpens near Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 25 Jun 1943

25 Jun 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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