German submarine U-558 sunk off Cape Ortegal
Italian troops in western Sicily surrender to the Allies
Five B-24 Bombardment Groups based in North Africa begin dedicated training for Operation Tidalwave, the low level attack on the oil refinaries at Ploesti on 1 August 1943.
American attack on Japanese base at Bairoko on New Georgia ends in failure. The base remains in Japanese hands until the end of the fighting on New Georgia (Operation Toenails).
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