Southeast Asia: Major John Van Kuren Newkirk (‘Scarsdale Jack’) top fighter ‘ace’ (25 victories) of the AVG (‘Flying Tigers’) killed during sweep over Chiang Mai airfield, Thailand; aged 28.
Britain: British Army Air Corps formed.
Mediterranean: Destroyer Southwold mined and sunk off Malta.
Poland: General Sikorski visits Roosevelt in Washington.
Egypt: General Election: Wafdists (Nationalists) win overwhelming victory.