Indian Ocean: Three squadrons of Japanese cruisers and destroyers ravage Allied shipping in Bay of Bengal – sinking 16 vessels. Planes from carrier Ryujo sink 3 more and also bomb small Indian ports of Cocanada and Vizagapatam.
Germany: Bread, meat and fat (i.e., margarine) rations cut, inc. quantities allowed to heavy industrial workers and infants.
Britain: Italian liners Saturnia and Vulcania arrive at Gibraltar en route for Somaliland, where they are to repatriate 11,000 Italian colonists. 2 other passenger ships sent later in month (return Italy, July 1942).