25 Aug 1944
  • USS Cod arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Cod | CPC]
  • USS Tang sank Japanese tanker Nanko Maru No. 8 with two torpedoes. ww2dbase [Tang | CPC]
  • Finland began secret negotiations with the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Finland Switched Sides | TH]
Estonia France
  • The French 2nd Armoured Division entered Paris, France. De Gaulle moved his headquarters into the War Ministry in Paris on the same day with the approval of Eisenhower. ww2dbase [Liberation of Paris | Paris | AC]
Germany Hawaii Italy
  • British 8th Army launched Operation Olive against the eastern end of the German Gothic Line in Italy, with Polish and Canadian troops on the spearhead. ww2dbase [Gothic Line Offensive | TH, CPC]
  • Irako departed Moji, Japan as a part of convoy HI-73 at 0630 hours. ww2dbase [Irako | Moji, Fukuoka | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Eniwetok | DS]
Mediterranean Sea
  • Italian motor torpedo boats claimed the sinking of an Allied destroyer in the Mediterranean Sea; this sinking was not confirmed. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean Panama Canal Zone Poland Romania Russia
  • Allied convoy JW-59 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Murmansk | CPC]
  • Kamoi took on a cargo of heavy oil at Singapore and moved to buoy No. 12. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Singapore | CPC]
  • US reconnaissance aircraft took photographs of Okayama Airfield and Okayama Aircraft Factory north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Okayama Aircraft Factory | Takao | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The amount of V-1 flying bombs being sent over the English Channel was now noticeably decreasing as the Allied armies pushed into the Netherlands and captured and destroyed the launching sites. The German Air Force still were able to launch missiles with the Heinkel bombers of III /KG3 which had been moved east-wards to other airfields. Just before midnight a V-1 flying bomb came down in Carrington Road, Dartford, Kent, England, United Kingdom killing 12 people as they slept in their houses. ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 1 | V-Weapons Campaign | Dartford, England | HM]
United States Yugoslavia
  • Max Merten received orders to evacuate from Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Max Merten | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Aug 1944
American howitzer Launching party of US Navy LSM (Landing Ship, Medium) Vessel No. 325, 25 Aug 1944; sponsor of the ship was African-American Mrs. Lula Martin, second from leftChurchill Crocodile flamethrower tank, 25 Aug 1944Members of the US Army’s 4th Infantry Division sightseeing in Paris, France, Aug 25, 1944
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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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