U.S. forces under Patton defeat German tank units at battle of El Guettar in Tunisia. In the Pacific Admiral Yamamoto, commander of the Combined Fleet of the Imperial Japanese Navy, was killed in an air attack that shot down his plane in a planned attack. The effect on Japanese morale was considered the equivalent of a major defeat in battle. RAF continues heavy bombing of German industry. The Luftwaffe fights to retake the skies. A look at aircraft Nose Art.