At 04.59, U-571 hits Soviet submarine supply ship Marija Uljanova with 2 torpedoes in the Barents Sea, 27 miles north of Teriberskij lighthouse. Soviet destroyers chase U-571 away with depth charges and pick up 14 survivors blown overboard. Marija Uljanova will be beached as a total loss the next day and used for oil storage.
Iran. British forces take control of Abadan at the head of the Persian Gulf. In the North, Soviet troops moving enter Tabriz while Soviet planes bomb Teheran.