25 Nov 1944
  • Yoshimi Minami passed away. ww2dbase [Yoshimi Minami | CPC]
  • French troops captured Belfort, France. ww2dbase [TH]
  • Hazel Lee died from the wounds received during the landing accident two days prior. ww2dbase [Hazel Lee | CPC]
  • USS Gar reported sinking a Japanese ship in daylight with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Gar | CPC]
  • USS Mingo sank a Japanese tanker in a night time torpedo attack, hitting her with three of six torpedoes fired. She also damaged an escorting vessel with one of four torpedoes fired. ww2dbase [Mingo | CPC]
  • Yasoshima was sunk by American carrier aircraft west of Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Pinghai | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay departed Ulithi in the Caroline Islands to resume her support of the replenishment group. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Ulithi | DS]
  • He Yingqin was named the commanding officer of all ground troops in the China War Area, with headquarters in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. In this role he was responsible for all actions in southwestern China. ww2dbase [He Yingqin | Kunming, Yunnan | CPC]
Italy Japan
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Kure, Japan to escort battleship Nagato to Yokosuka, Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 143 was completed. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Preston guarded carriers while the carriers launched strikes against Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Preston (Fletcher-class) | CPC]
  • The Japanese Army SB craft formerly known as Navy landing ship No. 113 was sunk by US aircraft in the South China Sea west of Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | South China Sea | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 142 was sunk by US aircraft in the South China Sea west of Luzon, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | South China Sea | CPC]
  • Landing ship No. 161 was sunk by US aircraft in the South China Sea west of Luzon island, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [No. 101/103-class | South China Sea | CPC]
  • USS Ticonderoga launched Air Group 80 aircraft for strikes on Japanese positions in northern Luzon, Philippine Islands; 2 men and 2 aircraft were lost. ww2dbase [Ticonderoga | DS]
  • USS New Mexico sailed into Leyte Gulf, Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Leyte Gulf | CPC]
  • The already badly damaged cruiser Kumano was again attacked by United States carrier aircraft in Santa Cruz Harbor, Luzon, Philippines. A well-coordinated bombing and torpedo attack by planes from USS Ticonderoga sent four 1,000lb bombs through Kumano’s deck and six well-spaced torpedoes into her port side. Within six minutes of the attack, the cruiser rolled over and sank. ww2dbase [Philippines Campaign, Phase 1, the Leyte Campaign | Albert O. Vorse, Jr. | Kumano | Ticonderoga | Santa Cruz, Luzon | DS]
United Kingdom
  • A German V-2 rocket hit near the intersection of High Holborn and Chancery Lane, Holborn, London, England, United Kingdom at 1115 hours, killing 6 and injuring 292. At 1225 hours, another V-2 rocket hit across the street from the Woolworths store in Deptford, London, destroying the store and many nearby building, killing 160 and injuring 199 (77 seriously). ww2dbase [Vergeltungswaffe 2 | V-Weapons Campaign | London, England | CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 25 Nov 1944
A special attack aircraft exploded after hitting Intrepid, off Philippine Islands, 25 Nov 1944Intrepid smoking after being hit by Japanese special attack aircraft, seen from battleship New Jersey, 25 Nov 1944; note New JerseyAnti-aircraft crew member of USS New Jersey watching a special attack aircraft diving into USS Intrepid, 25 Nov 1944; note OS2U Kingfisher float plane on the port catapultUS Army Pfc. W. J. Kessler, Pfc. J. L. Proffitt, Pvt. B. Narter, Cpl. T. J. Barnewski, and Pfc. J. Stoll handling Christmas packages from home for their artillery unit, Germany, 26 Nov 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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