78 Squadron RAAF

A History of RAAF No. 78 Squadron

From the Film Australia Collection. Made by the Department Of Information 1944. Directed by Ralph Smart. Island Target shows the role of the Royal Australian Air Force in the invasion of the western Pacific islands during World War Two. This is the story of one squadron of Australian airmen whose daily job in the western Pacific typifies the spirit of the RAAF. The RAAF Kittyhawk squadron give air cover to Allied landing craft and an RAAF landing party clear land for a landing strip. P40 Kittyhawks of 78 and 80 Squadron RAAF are featured. Squadron Leader Leslie Douglas Jackson is identified.