Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 82: 327 aircraft sent to attack Luftwaffe airfields at Vlissingen (Flushing), Poix, Amiens, Vitry, Merville and Lille/ Vendeville. Two aircraft lost.
Marshal Badoglio, the new Italian leader, sends a peace emissary to Madrid
American and Canadian troops land at Kiska (Aleutian Islands), to find the Japanese have gone
Japanese bombers raid Tsili Tsili (New Guinea) for the first time
The main force of US troops land on Vella Lavella, at the western end of the New Georgia Islands, bypassing the key Japanese base at Kolombangara.
General of Infantry Dr Lothar Rendulic takes command of Second Panzer Army