25 Sep 1942
  • Captain Gilbert Corwin Hoover was named the commanding officer of USS Helena, relieving Commander Oliver Middleton. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • RAF Mosquito aircraft conducted a daring low-level raid on the Gestapo Headquarters in Oslo, Norway. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Japanese troops landed on Beru, Gilbert Islands. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Japanese ships ferried 100 fighters and 80 bombers to Rabaul, New Britain. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Hitler dismissed the Chief of the Army General Staff, Colonel-General Halder, and appointed General Zeitzler to succeed him. At the same time responsibility for the employment of General Staff Corps personnel was taken away from the Chief of the General Staff and given to the Army Personnel Office, which was directly subordinate to Hitler. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Japan United Kingdom
  • In England, United Kingdom, RAF Wickenby, recently completed from land requisitioned by the Air Ministry in 1941, became operational with the arrival from Binbrook of No. 12 Squadron of 1 Group Bomber Command. Initially flying Wellington bombers, the squadron would convert to Lancaster bombers in Nov 1942. ww2dbase [AC]
  • After sundown, German aircraft attacked Penzance, southwestern England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the US Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton in San Diego County, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1942
Valentine Bishop self-propelled gun in the Western Desert, Egypt, 25 Sep 1942, photo 1 of 3Valentine Bishop self-propelled gun in the Western Desert, Egypt, 25 Sep 1942, photo 2 of 3Valentine Bishop self-propelled gun in the Western Desert, Egypt, 25 Sep 1942, photo 3 of 3; note opened rear doors of the armored boxPresident Roosevelt (blocked from view seated in the rear seat of the lead car) tours PB2Y Coronado production at the Consolidated Aircraft plant at Lindbergh Field, San Diego, California, United States, 25 Sep 1942.

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

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