25 Dec 1942 Burma
  • Japanese troops fell back from the eastern bank of the Mayu River in Arakan Peninsula in Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 100-knot winds hit Reykjavík, Iceland, moving even anchored-down United States Coast Guard cutters in the harbor. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan Marshall Islands Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback sank four Japanese barges in the Solomon Sea with her deck gun. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • With the slaughter of over 12,000 horses, the Germans in Stalingrad, Russia received their last meat rations. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • All ships of Allied convoy JW-51A arrived in the Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia; this convoy suffered no losses. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 25 Dec 1942
Signs and banners in celebration of the first anniversary of the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong, 25 Dec 1942

25 Dec 1942 Interactive Map

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

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