Pacific: US carrier planes batter Japanese shipping, defences and airfields at Rabaul. 108 Japanese planes (33 lost) attack carrier group TG 50.3 but without success.
Mediterranean: 4 ships sunk by German aircraft off Algeria.
Lebanon: French troops forcibly arrest Lebanese Government leaders (martial law declared, November 12). Bloody rioting in Beirut.
Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia issue vigorous protests against French actions in Lebanon (November 11-15).