Britain: ABSIE (American Broadcasting Station in Europe) on the air.
USSR: Death of Alexei Novikov-Priboy, author of ‘Tsushima’; aged 66.
Merchant shipping losses in April 1944: 8 Allied ships with 48,231 tons in Atlantic, 5 Allied ships with 34,141 tons elsewhere.
38 Japanese ships with 128,328 tons in Pacific.
19 U-boats sunk in the Atlantic, Arctic or Baltic (worldwide total of 19 losses), 19 new U-boats operational, 474 U-boats of all types total in service.