25 Jun 1941
  • Soviet Air Force attacked several Finnish airfields, hoping to destroy Luftwaffe aircraft believed to be stationed there. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Lithuanian militiamen in Kovno were encouraged by German security officers to stage a pogrom, and that night 1,500 Jews were murdered with particular savagery. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Douglas Bader shot down two German Bf 109F aircraft. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Parthian sank French submarine Souffleur by torpedo off Syria. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • French Lieutenant E. Boulé, a prisoner of war at Oflag IV-C at Colditz Castle, Germany, was nearly successful at his escape. Dressed as a young German woman and readily walking away from the castle, he accidentally dropped his watch and was caught when a German guard returned the watch to him. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Colonel General Vasily Kuznetsov was ordered by Semyon Timoshenko to organize a defense along the Daugava River (Western Dvina). ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In Stockholm, Sweden the Riksdag sanctioned the passage of the German Wehrmacht's Engelbrecht Division from Norway across Swedish soil to the front in Finland. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • German Army 1.Panzergruppe captured Dubno and Lutsk in Ukraine. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
United Kingdom
  • During the day, a report was released that, for the week ending at 0600 hours on 25 Jun 1941, about 39 people were killed and 116 were seriously injured in Britain due to German bombing; none of the casualties were from London, England, United Kingdom. After dark, German bombers bombed Southampton, England, United Kingdom and dropped many naval mines in surrounding waters. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • James Byrnes was made an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Jun 1941
A pall of smoke hanging over the habor in Souda Bay, Crete, Greece where two ships, hit by German bombs, were burning, 25 Jun 1941, photo 2 of 2German anti-aircraft gunners near a SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicle for field medics, Russia, Jun 1941, photo 1 of 2German anti-aircraft gunners near a SdKfz. 251 halftrack vehicle for field medics, Russia, Jun 1941, photo 2 of 2A British truck and trailer burning after attacked by German Luftwaffe aircraft, Crete, Greece, 25 Jun 1941
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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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