von Brauchitsch (left, OKH until December 1941) and Hitler (OKH since December 1941)
Germany: Hitler dismisses Army C-in-C, von Brauchitsch, and takes personal command of military operations.
Malaya: British evacuate Penang Island and Georgetown harbour.
Philippines: Japanese land at Davao on Mindanao.
Atlantic: 2 Focke-Wulf Condors shot down by Grumman Martlet (US F4F Wildcat) fighters from the first escort carrier HMS Audacity.
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