25 Mar 1944
  • Hitler allowed German 1.Panzerarmee to break out west of Lvov, Ukraine. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The Hungarian Council of Ministers approved several anti-Semitic policies, including a law requiring Jews to wear the yellow Star of David to be effective on 5 Apr 1944. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | CPC]
  • US declared Manus, Admiralty Islands secure. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | CPC]
  • Churchill's recommendations to bomb German V-weapon sites were turned down by Eisenhower, who preferred to place priority on transportation and communications hubs. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Gar fired six torpedoes on a Japanese ship; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • At Lingga, Dutch East Indies, Shokaku became the flagship of Admiral Ozawa Jisaburo's Third Fleet and the Mobile Fleet. ww2dbase [Shokaku | Lingga | CPC]
  • U-976, a German Type VIIC submarine, was sunk in the Bay of Biscay south-west of Saint-Nazaire, France by gunfire from two RAF Mosquito aircraft from 248 Squadron RAF/L&I. Four of the submarine's crew of 53 lost their lives. ww2dbase [Saint-Nazaire, Pays de la Loire | HM]
Germany India
  • The 3rd Battalion of the Japanese 60th Regiment attacked Allied positions at Sangshak, India. Meanwhile, Louis Mountbatten requested the Anglo-American Combined Chiefs of Staff for more aircraft to supply Imphal, India, which would be denied. ww2dbase [Battle of Imphal-Kohima | Sangshak, Manipur | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • US submarine USS Pollack (SS-180) attacked a Japanese convoy and sank Japanese Submarine Chaser No. 54 and damaged two freighters 50 miles north of Muko Jima, Ogasawara Islands (Bonin Islands); ten torpedoes were expended in this attack. ww2dbase [Pollack | CPC, HM]
  • USS Whale set sail for East China Sea. ww2dbase [Whale | CPC]
  • In the Pacific Ocean about 150 miles east of Guam, USS Archerfish detected an aircraft with her SD radar and dove. The Japanese aircraft had already detected the submarine and attacked with depth charges, causing no damage. ww2dbase [Archerfish | CPC]
Poland United States Photo(s) dated 25 Mar 1944
Jewish women being rounded up, Ioannina, Greece, 25 Mar 1944AGP Oyster Bay tending PT boats in Seeadler Harbor, Admiralty Islands, 25 Mar 1944

25 Mar 1944 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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