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]
Hawaii 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 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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