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 [Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki | CPC]
Japan Mariana Islands Pacific Ocean
  • USS Blenny reported sinking two small Japanese craft with the deck gun in the South China Sea off Malaya. ww2dbase [Blenny | South China Sea | 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 [Bugara | South China Sea | CPC]
  • I-401 began to sail on the surface after traveling submerged for the paste two days. ww2dbase [I-401 | 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 [Manchurian Strategic Offensive | CPC]
United States 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, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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