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25 Jun 1945
  • Austria was divided into 4 occupied zones. ww2dbase [TH]
  • British Second Army was stood down and sent home. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Four American destroyers sank four Japanese subchasers in the Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Marines landed on Kumejima, Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Okinawa Campaign | CPC]
  • At Guam, Mariana Islands, USS Wake Island loaded 9 F6F Hellcat fighters, 24 F4U Corsair fighters, 11 Avenger torpedo bombers, and two Piper J-3 Cub observation aircraft for a transport mission to Okinawa, Japan. ww2dbase [Wake Island | CPC]
  • HMCS Trillium was decommissioned from service. ww2dbase [Trillium | CPC]
  • USS Sea Cat arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Pearl Harbor Navy Base and Ford Island Naval Air Station | Sea Cat | CPC]
  • 296th Infantry Regiment, a US Army National Guard unit consisted of Puerto Ricans, arrived in Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Parche attacked a large Japanese convoy off northern Japan, sinking one transport and damaging another with a total of 5 torpedo hits before before being driven off by counterattacks; she expended 7 torpedoes in this attack. ww2dbase [Parche | CPC]
  • Vice Admiral Jisaburo Ozawa ordered a special attack on the American anchorage at Ulithi, Caroline Islands. Operation Hikari was planned to use submarines I-13 and I-14 to bring Saiun aircraft over Ulithi for reconnaissance. Operation Arashi would then have submarines I-400 and I-401 bring Seiran aircraft to perform special attacks on American ships if the conditions were favorable. Kaiten special attack submarines were to attack at the same time as well. ww2dbase [Jisaburo Ozawa | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 176 was launched, but she would never be completed. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Jun 1945
A WAVES ensign timing the sights for USS General Omar BundyWAVES officers posing on the navigation bridge of  USS General Omar Bundy with Captain Lawrence Wainwright while en route to Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, 25 Jun 1945

25 Jun 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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935