Britain: Sinclair, Secretary for Air, declares at Birmingham that the RAF does not wish to destroy historic German cities but ‘we must and will destroy the enemy’s means of making war – his defences, factories … wherever they may be found … a terrible summer is in prospect for the German Air Force. By day and night, in the air and on the ground they will be exposed to unrelenting attacks …’.
Pacific: Japanese liner Taiyo Maru (14,000t) sunk by American submarine off Hong Kong. 780 oil industry experts and technicians, travelling to East Indies to reactivate oilfields, are drowned.
Philippines: President Quezon arrives in San Francisco.