25 Feb 1945
  • USS Hoe sank Japanese convoy escort ship Shinan with 1 of 4 torpedoes fired from periscope depth. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 3rd Armored Division used M26 Pershing heavy tanks in combat for the first time near the Roer River in the Belgian-German border region. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Omar Bradley gave George Patton the authority to make advances toward the Rhine River. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of U-3060 was laid down on Building Ways IV at the Deschimag shipyard in Bremen, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • USS Wisconsin escorted carriers as the carrier aircraft attacked Hachino, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) launched raids to bomb and strafe airfields in the vicinity of Tokyo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • Fighter quadron VF-80 from USS Hancock flew one fighter sweep against Tokyo, Japan; no aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Portuguese Macau
  • US aircraft attacked neutral Portuguese Macau. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The former German ship F7, now in Soviet service, was renamed Buran. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Alabama exited a drydock at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Feb 1945
P-38L Lightning aircraft flying in formation during Lockheed test pilot Milo BurchamP-47D Thunderbolt Supplies being unloaded onto Beach Red One from LSM-141, LSM-43, and LSM-47, Iwo Jima, 25 Feb 1945Landing ships and craft unloading on Iwo Jima
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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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