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25 Sep 1943
  • The last report of the US submarine Pompano was received while she was on patrol off Honshu, Japan; she was presumed to have been sunk by newly laid Japanese mines. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • USS Sunfish ended her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured Roslavl and Smolensk, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • All Jewish ghettos in Byelorussia were liquidated. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Italy
  • General Otto Fretter-Pico was named the commanding officer of German 148th Infantry Division in Italy. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italian resistance fighters captured a stock of 250 rifles which had been previously confiscated by German authorities in Naples, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean
  • USS Bluefish sank a Japanese ship south of Celebes, Dutch East Indies, hitting her with 3 of 10 torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wahoo sank freighter Taiko Maru in the Sea of Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1943
The 4th Fighter Groupís control tower at RAF Debden, Essex, England, UK, Sep 25 1943. Front to Back: BGen Frederick L Anderson, Jr; Mr Donald Nelson, Chief of US War Production; LCol Chesley Peterson, 4th Fighter Group Commanding Officer.

25 Sep 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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