25 Nov 1944
  • Yasoshima was sunk by American carrier aircraft west of Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Gar reported sinking a Japanese ship in daylight with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Mingo sank a Japanese tanker in a night time torpedo attack, hitting her with three of six torpedoes fired. She also damaged an escorting vessel with one of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Yoshimi Minami passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • French troops captured Belfort, France. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Hazel Lee died from the wounds received during the landing accident two days prior. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • He Yingqin was named the commanding officer of all ground troops in the China War Area, with headquarters in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. In this role he was responsible for all actions in southwestern China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US and Brazilian troops attacked Monte Castello 61 kilometers southwest of Bologna, Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Kure, Japan to escort battleship Nagato to Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 143 was completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Japanese Army SB craft formerly known as Navy landing ship No. 113 was sunk by US aircraft in the South China Sea west of Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 142 was sunk by US aircraft in the South China Sea west of Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 161 was sunk by US aircraft in the South China Sea west of Luzon island, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Ticonderoga launched Air Group 80 aircraft for strikes on Japanese positions in northern Luzon, Philippine Islands; 2 men and 2 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
United Kingdom
  • A German V-2 rocket hit near the intersection of High Holborn and Chancery Lane, Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom at 1115 hours, killing 6 and injuring 292. At 1225 hours, another V-2 rocket hit across the street from the Woolworths store in Deptford, London, destroying the store and many nearby building, killing 160 and injuring 199 (77 seriously). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Nov 1944
A special attack aircraft exploded after hitting Intrepid, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944Intrepid smoking after being hit by Japanese special attack aircraft, seen from battleship New Jersey, 25 Nov 1944; note New JerseyAnti-aircraft crew member of USS New Jersey watching a kamikaze special attack aircraft diving into USS Intrepid, 25 Nov 1944; note OS2U Kingfisher float plane on the port catapultUS Army Pfc. W. J. Kessler, Pfc. J. L. Proffitt, Pvt. B. Narter, Cpl. T. J. Barnewski, and Pfc. J. Stoll handling Christmas packages from home for their artillery unit, Germany, 26 Nov 1944
See all photos dated 25 Nov 1944

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, 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