22 March 1942

Another Japanese bombing raid flies over Darwin and continues on to Katherine where they drop 90 bombs on the airfield. One local Aboriginal man, Dodger Kodjalwal, is killed and two others wounded. There are no Allied planes on the airfield.

In Moresby, 2 RAAF Kittyhawks attack a Japanese recce plane and shoot it down in flames. Diggers report no enemy survivors. Later in the day 9 Kittyhawks take off on a raid. Only 7 return to base.