Soviet North Caucasus Front begins Novorossiisk-Taman offensive against last German toe-hold in the Caucasus.
Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 94: 87 aircraft sent to attack industrial targets at Paris and Beaumont-sur-Oise airfield, 63 to attack Beauvais/ Tille airfield, 37 to attack Lille/ Nord airfield, 56 to Lille/ Vendeville, 38 to St. Omer/ Longuenesse and St. Omer/ Ft. Rouge, 50 to Abbeville/ Drucat and 56 to Vitry-en-Artois. Of 377 aircraft sent out, only two are lost.
The Italian battleship Roma is sunk by the Germans while on its way to surrender in Malta with the main Italian fleet
Allied troops land at Salerno
The British 1st Airborne Division lands at Taranto
Persia declares war on Germany
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