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25 Dec 1942 Burma
  • Japanese troops fell back from the eastern bank of the Mayu River in Arakan Peninsula in Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 100-knot winds hit Reykjavík, Iceland, moving even anchored-down United States Coast Guard cutters in the harbor. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback sank four Japanese barges in the Solomon Sea with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • With the slaughter of over 12,000 horses, the Germans in Stalingrad, Russia received their last meat rations. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • All ships of Allied convoy JW-51A arrived in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia; this convoy suffered no losses. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Dec 1942
Signs and banners in celebration of the first anniversary of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, 25 Dec 1942

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

25 Dec 1942 Interactive Map

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