25 Oct 1944
  • USS Cassin Young screened carriers while their aircraft engaged in the Battle off Cape Engaño. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze assisted in the sinking of USS Johnston during the Battle off Samar off the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cod attacked a large Japanese convoy with all of her remaining torpedoes; all torpedoes missed. She shadowed the convoy for another day to report its movements before returning to her home port. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Cabrilla arrived at Fremantle, Australia, ending her sixth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Tang attacked a Japanese transport, but the torpedo fired circled back and hit Tang, sinking her. Only 9 of the crew of 83 survived the sinking. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Pintado chased Japanese light cruiser Tama in assistance of USS Jallao off the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • During the first major special attack conducted by the Japanese Navy, pilot Yukio Seki sank carrier USS St. Lo while another suicide pilot damaged carrier USS Santee. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Heinrich Himmler issued orders on combating youth gangs such as Edelweiss Pirates, which had been known to harbor deserters, escaped prisoners of war, and escaped concentration camp prisoners. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops captured the German base at Kirkenes, Norway. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Ernest Evans passed away. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 34 American B-24 Liberator bombers that were originally destined for the synthetic oil plans at Gelsenkirchen, Germany were diverted to Münster instead, causing much destruction. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Fletcher-class destroyer USS Hoel was sunk by the Japanese cruiser Kongo off Samar, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Edward Brooks took command of the US VI Corps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Italy
  • British V Corps crossed the Ronco River in Italy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan
  • Light carrier Ryuho departed Sasebo, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Sterlet attacked a Japanese convoy with two salvos of torpedoes southwest of Kagoshima, Japan. All four torpedoes of the first salvo missed. Four of the six torpedoes of the second salvo made contact, three hitting (and sinking) oil tanker Jinei Maru and one hitting a freighter. She remained under water for several hours due to counterattacks by the convoy escorts. Surfacing later, she spotted a Japanese hospital ship and allowed it to continue her journey. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • USS Ticonderoga arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Philippines United States
  • USS Astoria departed San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Oct 1944
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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