In Algeria, a US division from II Corps, out of food and ammunition, was obliterated by an Alpini corps; US soldiers fighting almost to the end. Once again, Italians sent word to the II Corps offering them an honorable surrender. Once again, no reply came back. Off the coast of Oran, where it was raiding commerce and supply runs, a US submarine squadron is believed destroyed over the course of two weeks by German aircrafts based in Algiers.
In Morocco, a US division reached Safi and found the 6th Coastal Division entrenched there deploying their newly received modern equipment on the outskirts of the city.
In the Atlantic, the Bismarck squadron sets sail again hoping to have another hunting patrol without been found by the Royal Navy. OKM is reporting however that an Allied fleet is patrolling West of Bordeaux in the Bay of Biscay. As it can not be determined what its composition is, and especially if it includes aircraft carriers or not, all U-boots that were to dock in Bordeaux in the next few days have been required to delay their arrival.
On the continent, tensions between Vichy France and Axis power are reaching an all time high. The Vichy government has not taken lightly to the invasion of its North African colonies. Now, to add insult to injury, Germany and Italy are demanding access to the French Free Zone to protect vital ports in the South. The Vichy government is refusing and Axis troops, including an Italian armored corps, are deploying at the Northern and Eastern borders.