25 Jun 1943
  • The minesweeper USS Advocate was transferred to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease act. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Naka arrived at Nauru and disembarked 412 troops of No. 2 Yokosuka Special Naval Landing Force; she departed later in the day. ww2dbase [Naka | CPC]
  • Hubert Lanz was given command of XXXXIX Gebirgskorps. ww2dbase [Hubert Lanz | CPC]
Germany Hawaii Indian Ocean
  • Comandante Cappellini (Aquilla III) sighted a freighter in the Indian Ocean during the day; she submerged to avoid detection. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | CPC]
Italy
  • The first Italian "M" armored division was formed near Rome, Italy as Mussolini's bodyguard unit. ww2dbase [Rome | CPC]
  • As part of the preparation for the invasion of Sicily, Italy (Operation Husky) some 130 American B-17 bombers from the Northwest African Tactical Air Force dropped over 300 tons of bombs on Messina, Italy. ww2dbase [Invasion of Sicily and Italy's Surrender | Messina, Sicilia | AC]
Japan
  • USS S-35 arrived in the Kurile Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
  • USS Harder sank a Japanese transport and damaged another off Japan, hitting each with 1 torpedo, expending 7 torpedoes in this attack. ww2dbase [Harder | CPC]
Korea Netherlands Poland Taiwan
  • The Karenko Prisoners of War Camp in Karenko (now Hualien) in eastern Taiwan was closed. ww2dbase [Karenko | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 25 Jun 1943
USS Cowpens near Naval Aircraft Factory, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 25 Jun 1943King George VI with Air Chief Marshal Charles Portal, United Kingdom, 25 Jun 1943

25 Jun 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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