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25 Dec 1944
  • USS Mingo attacked a Japanese convoy between Singapore and Brunei, Borneo, damaging an escorting gunboat and sinking tanker Manila Maru. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • USS Snook began her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
  • US 2nd Armored Division, with British help, stopped German 2.Panzer Division just 4 miles from the Meuse River in Belgium. ww2dbase [Battle of the Bulge | TH]
  • A surprise Luftwaffe attack on Bastogne, Belgium bombed Anthony McAuliffe's headquarters and the 10th Armored aid station. The three‚Äďstorey building collapsed on top of the wounded patients and set the ruins on fire. Nurse Ren√©e Lemaire was killed together with twenty-five seriously wounded patients, burnt to death in their beds. Soldiers rushing to pull away debris found themselves also machine gunned by the low-flying bombers. ww2dbase [Battle of the Bulge | Bastogne, Luxembourg | AC]
  • The small US and British military missions previously sent to eastern Czechoslovakia to aid the Slovak National Uprising were captured by the Germans. ww2dbase [Slovak National Uprising | CPC]
Germany Japan
  • Kamoi departed Oshima Bay, Japan at 0818 hours and arrived at Naoshima, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan at 2328 hours. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Oshima Bay | CPC]
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
Poland Photo(s) dated 25 Dec 1944
Christmas holiday greeting card from the officers of USS New Jersey, Dec 1944, page 3 of 3Christmas holiday greeting card from the officers of USS New Jersey, Dec 1944, page 2 of 3Christmas holiday greeting card from the officers of USS New Jersey, Dec 1944, page 1 of 3Program of the Christmas holiday celebration aboard USS New Jersey, Dec 1944, page 3 of 3
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25 Dec 1944 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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Thomas Dodd, late 1945

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