Australian Fleet Auxiliary Bishopdale, in San Pedro Bay Leyte Gulf, was hit by a crashing Japanese VAL dive bomber which struck the starboard upper bridge and then No: 3 wing tank, exploding on contact, was extensively damaged and was out of action for the next few months. DEMS Gunner/Deckhand Stuart William Savage RANR was killed and one other later died of his injuries. DEMS Gunner Stuart W Savage was buried at the US Military Cemetery at Leyte, the Philippines the same day. His body was subsequently moved to Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong
HMAS SHOALHAVEN was launched at Walker’s Yard, QLD.
HMAS NAPIER covered Allied troop attacks in the neighbourhood of St Martins Island, Burma, with close-range gunfire.