Lat 9° 4' 60S Long 159° 11' 60E Hai Island a flat and narrow island in the Russell
Islands Group (Russell Islands). Borders Sunlight Channel and beyond Pavuvu Island to the west and Banika Island.
Also known as Moko Island. The island includes Hai village.
On February 14, 1943 after P-38G Lightning ditched into the Sunlight Channel, pilot 1st Lt. John R. Mulvey, Jr. was helped by local people and transported to Hai village. he was introduced to the head man and received a friendly reception. Next, taken to the coastwatcher in the area and rescued the next day.
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October 23, 2019