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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