The USS Franklin is heavily damaged by Japanese warplanes 80 km off Honshu. Around 800 of her crew are killed, almost 500 wounded, but the ship will survive.
American forces capture Saarlouis, 20 km northwest of Saarbrücken.
The house in Zwickau where Robert Schumann (†88) spent his childhood years from age seven to 17 is totally destroyed. It will not be rebuilt.