25 Sep 1944
  • Iro Ilk was shot down and killed near Moers, Germany. ww2dbase [Iro Ilk | CPC]
  • Germany formed the Volkssturm. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The remaining 2,163 British airborne troops were evacuated from Arnhem, the Netherlands; the original strength was about 10,000. ww2dbase [Operation Market Garden | TH]
  • Norwegian ministers urged Germany to withdraw from Norwegian occupation. ww2dbase [TH]
  • USS Snook arrived at Saipan, Mariana Islands for repairs. ww2dbase [Snook | CPC]
  • USS Becuna fired three torpedoes at a Japanese destroyer in the Luzon Strait south of Taiwan; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Becuna | CPC]
  • Yasoshima received orders to move to the front. ww2dbase [Pinghai | CPC]
  • French Army B was redesignated French 1st Army; Jean de Lattre de Tassigny remained the unit's commanding officer. ww2dbase [Jean de Lattre de Tassigny | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas departed Hollandia, New Guinea escorting a convoy bound for Morotai, Maluku Islands. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Hunter-Killer Task Group 22.2 centered around escort carrier USS Card and escorts departed Bermuda for their patrol area in the mid-Atlantic for anti-submarine warfare. After being underway for barely 90 minutes, escort ship USS Breeman experienced an explosion and fire in her Number 4 engine that forced her return to Bermuda for repairs. ww2dbase [Card | DS]
Dutch East Indies
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Surabaya, Java and arrived at Jamuan. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Jamuan, Aceh | CPC]
  • Having taken Boulogne, France, Canadian 3rd Division assaulted Calais where their operation to capture the port would be complicated by the presence of 20,000 French civilians who have not been evacuated. ww2dbase [Calais, Nord-Pas de Calais | TH, AC]
  • British prisoner of war Lieutenant Mike Sinclair was killed by a German guard while attempting to escape from the Oflag IV-C camp at Colditz Castle in Germany. He had attempted to escape several times prior, and through these attempted had earned the respect of his captors, who allowed the British prisoners to bury Sinclair with full military honors. ww2dbase [Colditz Castle | Colditz, Sachsen | CPC]
  • The USAAF 306th Bomb Group flying from RAF Thurleigh launched a bombing raid against Frankfurt, Germany. ww2dbase [RAF Thurleigh | Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | Frankfurt | DS]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale arrived at Bashi Channel between Taiwan and Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Whale | Bashi Channel | CPC]
Panama Canal Zone Philippines
  • Landing ship No. 127 was sunk by US aircraft off Ticao Island, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | Ticao | CPC]
  • Slovakian Captain Frantisek Urban, tricked by the Soviets to visit Moscow in Russia, was arrested by SMERSH and was transferred to the Lubyanka Prison. ww2dbase [Lubyanka Building | Moscow | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • British 501 Squadron's Tempest aircraft continued to fly all weather patrols against the V-1 flying bombs. The American Flight Officer Bud Miller shot down his 9th and final bomb but Flight Lieutenant Gordon "Snowy" Bonham DFC was killed when his Tempest aircraft crashed in bad weather at Spitfield Farm in Essex, England, United Kingdom; the New Zealander had flown against the Japanese in Singapore in 1942, and had 5 flying bombs to his credit. Four flying bombs penetrated the defences, one falling in Chersey, Surrey, one in Essex and another at Hessett, 5 miles east of Bury St Edmunds, it exploded in the middle of Mellfield Woods, damaging the farm house. ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 1 | V-Weapons Campaign | England | HM]
Photo(s) dated 25 Sep 1944
US Marines moving through an area that saw recent action, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944US Navy African-American construction batalion personnel acting as stretcher bearers for the US 7th Marine Regiment, Peleliu, Palau Islands, Sep 1944Map depicting the US 3rd ArmyRear quarter view of a captured A6M5 Zero fighter in flight, 25 Sep 1944
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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