25 Sep 1941
  • Zuikaku was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Captain Tsunekichi Fukuzawa was named the commanding officer of repair ship Akashi. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Hitler ordered a halt to attacks on Leningrad in northern Russia, instead ordering that the city be starved into submission. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • German submarine U-124 sank British ship Empire Stream 500 miles north of the Azores islands at 0744 hours; 8 were killed, 27 survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • John Kennedy enlisted in the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Jager Report (issued on 1 Dec 1941) noted that 215 adult male, 229 adult female, and 131 children, all Jews, were killed in Jahiuna, Lithuania for a total of 575 people. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Iceland
  • USS New Mexico departed at Reykjavik, Iceland. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • German and Romanian troops reached the Perekop Isthmus in Russia and began to cut off the Crimean Peninsula. ww2dbase [CPC]
United States
  • The keel of submarine Sunfish was laid down at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1941
Zuikaku on her first day of service, 25 Sep 1941, photo 1 of 2Zuikaku on her first day of service, 25 Sep 1941, photo 2 of 2

25 Sep 1941 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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