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25 Sep 1945

  • Aung San rejected the British offer for him to become the Deputy Inspector-General of the Burmese Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Milton Miles was awarded the Order of the White Cloud and Golden Banner of the Republic of China while he was at his headquarters in Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Philippine People's Court was established by President Sergio Osmeña to try war time collaborators. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • The Nazi Party was officially declared illegal in Germany. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Viktor Abakumov ordered the curtailment of looting by Soviet troops in Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Portland departed Pearl Harbor, Hawaii bound for the Panama Canal. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • The last of the Soviet Army forces departed Norway. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Members of the Free Thai movement staged a victory parade in Bangkok, Thailand. British personnel in Thailand boycotted the event, while the Americans observed the parade without taking an active part in it. The Western lack of enthusiasm was largely due to the diplomatic situation and recent ethnic tensions in Thailand. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • Joseph Rochefort's request for transfer to sea duty was accepted; he was ordered to be detached from the US Navy Office of Naval Operations on 1 Oct 1945. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • William Donovan presided over the closing ceremonies of the Office of Strategic Services. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1945
Lu Han in Hanoi, French Indochina, late Sep 1945

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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"I have returned. By the grace of Almighty God, our forces stand again on Philippine soil."

General Douglas MacArthur at Leyte, 17 Oct 1944