Today in World War II History—August 25, 1941
80 Years Ago—Aug. 25, 1941: British and Soviets invade Axis-leaning Iran to secure a supply route to the USSR.
Royal Navy sinks or captures most Iranian naval ships.
British, Canadian, and Norwegian commandos raid Spitzbergen, Norway, to evacuate Norwegian miners and destroy coal mines.
Keesler Army Air Field is dedicated in Biloxi, MS.