Northwest Africa: British troops enter Tunisia.
Atlantic: Escort carrier Avenger sunk by U-boat U 155 west of Gibraltar.
Pacific: 4 remaining Japanese troopships beached on Guadalcanal, where they are destroyed by US planes and artillery.
North Sea: Hampden bombers of RNZAF attack shipping off Norwegian coast.
Britain: Church bells ring throughout Britain (for first time since June 1940) to celebrate victory of 8th Army at El Alamein. BBC broadcasts sound of bells worldwide. ‘Civil Defence Day’: the King inspects parade of 1,500 in London.