Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 121: 374 aircraft sent to attack marshalling yard and oil plants at Gelsenkirchen, 118 to attack the marshalling yard at Munster, supported by 11 pathfinders. 10 aircraft lost.
German submarine U-408 sunk with all hands north of Iceland
German submarines U-848 sunk with all hands off Ascension Island
American aircraft damage five Japanese cruisers and two destroyers at Rabaul, reducing the Japanese naval threat to the landings on Bougainville.
The Vatican is bombed