25 Aug 1945
  • Willis Lee passed away. ww2dbase [Willis Lee | CPC]
  • John Birch passed away. ww2dbase [John Birch | CPC]
  • Frederick Browning advised Louis Mountbatten to renegotiate the troop integration issue with Aung San and leaders of the Burmese Patriotic Forces, fearing that the former anti-Japanese resistance fighters would go underground rather than joining the Burmese Army. ww2dbase [Frederick Browning | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas picked up three aircrewmen from a USS Shangri-La TBM Avenger that made a water landing during air operations. Nicholas also took aboard several press representatives transferred from USS Iowa to Nicholas for further transportation. ww2dbase [Nicholas | Japan's Surrender | DS]
  • Escort carrier USS Bogue arrived at Adak, Alaska. ww2dbase [Bogue | Adak | DS]
  • Jonathan Wainwright arrived at Chongqing, China. ww2dbase [Jonathan Wainwright | Chongqing | CPC]
  • Soviet UKR SMERSH agents captured Cossack leader Lieutenant General D. F. Semenov at Dalian, Liaoning, China. ww2dbase [Manchurian Strategic Offensive | Dalian, Liaoning | CPC]
  • En route to meet the former puppet leaders during Japanese occupation, Captain John Birch of United States Office of Strategic Services was killed by communists near Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. General Albert Wedemeyer immediately lodged a protest to communist officer Zhu De. ww2dbase [Albert Wedemeyer | Suzhou, Jiangsu | CPC]
French Indochina
  • Emperor Bao Dai abdicated, ending Nguyen Dynasty Vietnam. ww2dbase [Bao Dai | CPC]
  • A small French commando force under Colonel Hans Imfeld entered Luang Prabang, Laos, French Indochina with support from King Sisavang Phoulivong. ww2dbase [Luang Prabang, Laos | CPC]
  • In Tonkin, French Indochina, the Viet Minh announced all war-time armed anti-Japanese resistance groups must join the Vietnam Libration Army. In Saigon, Cochinchina, French Indochina, the Viet Minh took control of the city after arresting the Imperial Delegate Nguyen Van Sam. ww2dbase [Tonkin | CPC]
  • A large pro-independence demonstration took place in Cochinchina, French Indochina. ww2dbase [Cochinchina | CPC]
Hawaii Japan Malaya
  • The Japanese military announced that it would cease all operations in British Malaya at midnight on this date, leaving the Allies to deal with the communist forces of the Malayan Peoples' Anti-Japanese Army. ww2dbase [CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wasp sailed through a typhoon in the Pacific Ocean. ww2dbase [Wasp (Essex-class) | CPC]
  • The Churon Temporary Prisoners of War Camp in northern Taiwan was opened. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • USS Mero departed from port and prepared for her shakedown cruise. ww2dbase [Mero | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Aug 1945
Demobilized Soviet troops at the railroad station of Rzhev, Russia, 25 Aug 1945Heavy seas getting heavier as USS Wasp (Essex-class) steams into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.Heavy seas getting heavier as USS Wasp (Essex-class) steams into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.USS Wasp (Essex-class) rolls in heavy sea as the ship steamed into a typhoon south of Japan, 25 Aug 1945.
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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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