25 Jul 1945
  • US General Carl Spaatz was ordered to prepare for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Kokura, Niigata, or Nagasaki in Japan; the target date was set for some time after 3 Aug. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • USS Yorktown (Essex-class) and TF58 pounded shipping and installations around the Kure naval base. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | DS]
  • US carrier aircraft attacked Japanese shipping in the Inland Sea near Osaka and Nagoya, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Mariana Islands
  • A test bomb in the shape of the atomic bomb Little Boy, designated L-5, was dropped in the sea near Tinian, Mariana Islands from a B-29 bomber piloted by Paul Tibbets. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • I-401 began to sail on the surface after traveling submerged for the paste two days. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Blenny reported sinking two small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Bugara sank 6 small enemy craft with her deck gun in the Gulf of Siam and South China Sea area during the day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Lavrentiy Beria informed Joseph Stalin that the railroad connecting Komsomolsk and the port city of Sovetskaya Gavan in Khabarovsk Krai, eastern Russia had completed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Wake Island arrived at San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The final wartime shipment of uranium-235 left the Clinton Engineer Works in Tennessee, United States, reaching Tinian, Mariana Islands by C-54 transport aircraft 3 and 4 days later. This specific shipment of uranium-235 was used for the Little Boy bomb destined for Hiroshima, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Jul 1945
B-29 Superfortress bombers near Mount Fuji, Japan, circa Jul 1945USS Mingo underway off San Francisco, California, United States, 25 Jul 1945Harry Truman diary entry, 25 Jul 1945, page 1 of 2Harry Truman diary entry, 25 Jul 1945, page 2 of 2
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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