Pacific: Kamikaze planes damage battleships USS California, New Mexico and 14 other warships; minesweeper sunk (total 608 casualties).
Germany: 561 RAF bombers attacking Hanover and dropping 2,365 t of bombs.
149 USAAF bombers attacking Kalk, Cologne and dropping 1,092 t of bombs.
Churchill informs Stalin that position on Western Front is very grave and asks: ‘Can we count on a major Russian offensive on the Vistula front … ?’
Indian Ocean: 6 remaining German U-boats begin returning home.