Holland: Birth of Princess Margriet in Ottawa – third child of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands.
Southern Sector: Russians have now captured 27,600 Hungarians, 22,000 Italians and 2,500 Germans in Voronezh sector.
Pacific: ‘Cactus Striking Force’ (4 American destroyers) commence regular bombardment of Japanese positions on Guadalcanal.
Solomons: US forces launch final offensive on Guadalcanal; Mt. Austen (‘Strongpoint Gifu’) captured.
New Guinea: Australians destroy Japanese remnants in Sanananda village (750 killed) – thereby ending Papuan fighting.
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