South Russia: Hoth’s Panzers capture Tsimlyanskaya, on river Don, west of Stalingrad. Farther south Kleist’s Panzers capture Proletarskaya.
New Guinea: Japanese troops advancing on Port Moresby take Kokoda, 80 km south of Buna.
Canada: National Resources Mobilization Act amended by Parliament to permit introduction of conscription for overseas service – despite strong opposition from French-Canadian Liberals.
Britain: London Combined Production and Resources Board established under Lyttleton, British Minister of Production, and Harriman, US Lease-Lend representative.