25 Oct 1941
  • As German victories had now rendered Nikolai Voznesensky's first war production plan redundant, a new economic plan was published for what was left of Soviet territory in the centre and east of the country. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • The US State Department issued a bulletin denouncing German practice of rounding up and executing civilians in retaliation of partisan attacks. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Italian submarine Galileo Ferraris attacked Allied convoy HG-75 500 miles west of Gibraltar and was discovered by a British Catalina aircraft; Galileo Ferraris' crew scuttled the submarine after being attacked by the aircraft and destroyer HMS Lamerton, but the Italians were able to hit Lamerton with the deck gun before the engagement was over; 6 Italians were killed in the engagement, 44 survived. Later in the same day, German submarine U-563 attacked HG-75, but she was driven away by British corvette HMS Heliotrope. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Romanian troops set a warehouse, full of Ukrainian civilians, mostly Jews, on fire at Dalnik, Ukraine. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Jager Report (issued on 1 Dec 1941) noted that 1,776 adult female and 812 children, all Jews, were killed in Vilnius, Lithuania for a total of 2,578 people. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Canada
  • A Canadian brigade under the command of Brigadier John Lawson MC sailed from Vancouver, Canada to reinforce the garrison on Hong Kong. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Oct 1941
Juneau ready for launching, Federal Shipbuilding Company yard, Kearny, New Jersey, United States, 25 Oct 1941Juneau just after being launched at the Federal Shipbuilding Company yard, Kearny, New Jersey, United States, 25 Oct 1941Juneau sliding down the ways at the Federal Shipbuilding Company yard, Kearny, New Jersey, United States during her launching ceremonies, 25 Oct 1941

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




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