Today in World War II History—November 25, 1939 & 1944
80 Years Ago—November 25, 1939: 1940 Winter Olympic Games, originally scheduled to be held in Sapporo, Japan, then St. Moritz, Switzerland, and then Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, are cancelled due to the war.
75 Years Ago—Nov. 25, 1944: German V-2 rocket hits Woolworth department store in London, killing 168.
Nazis demolish crematoria and gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Gen. Mark Clark is named to command 15th Army Group (Allied Armies in Italy); Gen. Lucian Truscott will replace him over US Fifth Army.
Reg Saunders becomes the first Aborigine commissioned officer in the Australian Army.