August 25, 1945
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST 1945
CHINA THEATER (AAF, China Theater) Tenth Air Force: C-47 units moving to Luliang: 3d and 4th Combat Cargo Squadrons, 1st Combat Cargo Group (under operational control of HQ 69th Composite Wing), from Myitkyina and Hathazari, India respectively.
Fourteenth Air Force: The 118th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, Fourteenth AF, moves from Laohwangping to Liuchow with F-6s.
WESTERN PACIFIC [Far East Air Force (FEAF)]: Unit moves: 68th and 69th Troop
Carrier Squadrons, 433d Troop Carrier Group, from Clark
Field, Luzon to Iwo
Jima with C-46s and C-47s respectively; 318th Troop Carrier Squadron (Commando),
3d Air Commando Group, from Laoag,
Luzon to Ie
Shima with C-47s.
USSR: The Japanese garrison on Onekotan Island surrendered to Soviet forces without resistance.
USN: USS Yorktown (CV-10) carrier aircraft begin providing air cover over Japan. USS Chanticleer (ASR-7) salvage divers locate the shipwreck of Akitsushima in Coron Bay at a depth of 108'.