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25 Jul 1939
  • The British Admiralty placed an order for 26 Flower-class corvettes under the 1939-40 Naval Estimates. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • The prototype Avro Manchester made its first flight. Although it served with eight Bomber Command Squadrons, the Manchester suffered from persistent engine problems and was withdrawn from service in 1942. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Japanese 64th Infantry Regiment and 72nd Infantry Regiment launched a failed main attack on Soviet forces defending the Kawatama Bridge in Mongolia Area of China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The British Royal Navy issued an order to Henry Robb, Limited of Leith, Scotland, United Kingdom for the contruction of a corvette which would later be named Dianthus. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Jul 1939
Adm Thomas Hart relieved Harry Yarnell aboard Augusta, off Shanghai, China, 25 Jul 1939

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