25 Aug 1944
  • USS Cod arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tang sank Japanese tanker Nanko Maru No. 8 with two torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Finland began secret negotiations with the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Soviet 3rd Baltic Front captured Tartu, Estonia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • 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 [Main Article | AC]
  • US Eighth Air Force attacked Peenemünde Army Research Center in Germany to counter suspected hydrogen peroxide production. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: Night Air Group 42 (CVLG(N)-42) commissioned. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
  • 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 [Main Article | TH, CPC]
Japan 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
  • USS Tunny arrived in the South China Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Allied reconnaissance aircraft flew over Auschwitz Concentration Camp and took photographs of the complex. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • The headquarters of NKVD rear guard troops of Soviet 3rd Byelorussian Front ordered Soviet troops to disarm and detain all Polish Home Army troops who were attempting to pass through Soviet lines toward Warsaw, Poland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • King Mihai I of Romania called for war with Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Allied convoy JW-59 arrived at the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Singapore Taiwan
  • US reconnaissance aircraft took photographs of Okayama Airfield and Okayama Aircraft Factory north of Takao (now Kaohsiung), Taiwan. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | Event | HM]
United States
  • USS Wake Island completed her repairs at Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Max Merten received orders to evacuate from Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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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