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Today in World War II History—May 25, 1941

Convoy at Sea, World War II. The US flag frames a convoy of transports and cargo ships (US Army photograph, USA C-468)

Convoy at Sea, World War II. The US flag frames a convoy of transports and cargo ships (US Army photograph, USA C-468)

80 Years Ago—May 25, 1941: German Admiral Erich Raeder declares that for US ships to escort convoys to Britain is an act of war.

In the Ganges Delta in India, a storm kills 2500.