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25 Sep 1941
  • Hitler ordered a halt to attacks on Leningrad in northern Russia, instead ordering that the city be starved into submission. ww2dbase [Siege of Leningrad | TH]
  • Zuikaku was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Zuikaku | CPC]
  • German submarine U-124 sank British ship Empire Stream 500 miles north of the Azores islands at 0744 hours; 8 were killed, 27 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • John Kennedy enlisted in the US Navy. ww2dbase [John Kennedy | CPC]
  • The Jager Report (issued on 1 Dec 1941) noted that 215 adult male, 229 adult female, and 131 children, all Jews, were killed in Jahiuna, Lithuania for a total of 575 people. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • Captain Tsunekichi Fukuzawa was named the commanding officer of repair ship Akashi. ww2dbase [Akashi | CPC]
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  • German and Romanian troops reached the Perekop Isthmus in Russia and began to cut off the Crimean Peninsula. ww2dbase [Krym | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1941
Zuikaku on her first day of service, 25 Sep 1941, photo 1 of 2Zuikaku on her first day of service, 25 Sep 1941, photo 2 of 2

25 Sep 1941 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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