USSR: Second campaign by Russian Partisans against German rail communications: 193 groups destroy 32,000 rails, from Crimea to Karelia (ends November 1).
Central Sector: Russian 5th Army (West Front) captures Dorogobuzh.
Southeast Asia: 10th USAAF attacks Mandalay railway yards.
Germany: Oberstleutnant Dr Kupfer, Stuka ‘ace’, appointed first General der Schlachtflieger, in command of all Stuka and ground attack units.
Britain: Death of W W Jacobs, author; aged 79.