Southern Sector: 1st and 2nd UFs capture Tarnopol (southeast of Lvov) and reach the Carpathians – driving massive wedge between German Army Group South and Army Group A. (April 14-17).
India – Fort Stikine Disaster: ship carrying explosives and cotton bales, catches fire and explodes in Bombay Docks. 27 ships wrecked; approx. 740 killed or missing; 476 servicemen and 1,000 Indians injured. 10,000 troops and Indians move 1 million tons of rubble in 6 months.
USSR: Death of General Nikolai F Vatutin, ex-commander of victorious 1st Ukrainian Front; shot in ambush by Ukrainian nationalists, February 29, 1944.