The Japanese submarine I-26, torpedoed and sank the merchant ship LIMERICK off Cape Byron, NSW. The survivors were rescued by HMAS COLAC, (minesweeper).
A RAAF Catalina flying boat of 11 Squadron, piloted by Flight Lieutenant W. J. Clark, crashed while dropping supplies to coastwatchers on Bougainville. Clark, and two other members of the crew were killed. Six survivors later reached the coastwatchers’ camp, and were subsequently evacuated by USS GUARDFISH, (submarine).