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25 Oct 1943
  • USS Scorpion began a reconnaissance mission of Agrihan and Pagan islands in the Mariana Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Submarine Kete was laid down. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kamoi arrived at Horsburgh Light near Singapore at 1600 hours. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Australia
  • Wang Zhi departed Perth, Australia for Chongqing, China via Ceylon. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • 61 B-24 bombers, escorted by 81 P-38 fighters from Kiriwina of Trobriand Islands, attacked Lakunai Airfield at Rabaul, New Britain. The Americans suffered 1 B-24 bomber lost and several damaged. The Japanese suffered 20 aircraft lost or heavily damaged, 18 aircraft slightly damaged, the airstrip of Lakunai temporarily out of commission, and 8 ships damaged in the harbor. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
France
  • Typhoon fighter-bombers of No. 181 Squadron RAF used rockets for the first time during an attack on a power station at Caen, France. Although the target was hit, three of the Typhoon aircraft were shot down by anti-aircraft weapons, including that of the squadron commander Squadron Leader Frank Jensen. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Hawaii
  • USS New Mexico arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan New Hebrides
  • The personnel of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 was moved to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. They would soon prepare to be transferred to Turtle Bay fighter strip on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [CPC]
Taiwan
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Sanya, Hainan, China and arrived at Takao, Taiwan; she would depart again later on the same day. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
United States
  • Liberty Ship Sidney Lanier departed Port Chicago, California, United States at 1320 hours. ww2dbase [CPC]

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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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944