25 Jan 1943
  • Germans evacuated Voronezh and Armavir in southern Russia. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | TH]
  • In his Order of the Day, Stalin claimed that Soviet troops had routed 102 enemy divisions in two month's fighting. ww2dbase [Joseph Stalin | TH]
  • The US Composite Army-Marine Division made contact with the US Army 25th Army Division near Kokumbona, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | CPC]
  • Commander Kiyoshi Tomura was made the commanding officer of Tanikaze. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing light cruiser Nagara at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
Italy
  • Italian Air Force Assault Engineer Battalion's composition was defined as having one headquarters company and three companies each with two officers, three non-commissioned officers, and 24 enlisted men. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale damaged Japanese tanker Syoyo Maru between Truk, Caroline Islands and Japan, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes fired. She suffered light damage from the subsequent depth charging. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • USS Wahoo departed waters near Wewak, Australian New Guinea for Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Wahoo | CPC]
Russia

25 Jan 1943 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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"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."

Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal