This is an interview with Paul Knight conducted concerning his experiences on Sikaiana after being shot down on Sikaiana during the Battle of the Eastern Solomon Islands, August 24, 1942.
Three flyers were shot down on Sikaiana: Paul Knight, Calvin Crouch and the Captain, Harold Bingaman. Paul was wounded.
This incident is discussed in an article that I wrote:
1989 “Far-away” and “Close-up”: World War II and Sikaiana Perceptions of Their Place in the World, in G. White and M. Lindstrom, editors, The Pacific Theater: Islander Representations of World War II, pp 149-165.Honolulu:University of Hawaii Press.
Visitors can also listen to songs that were composed by the Sikaiana people to commemorate the event.
see time 42.39 and 48:51
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Knight, Paul, "06 Shot Down on Sikaiana in World War II, Paul Knight" (1986). Sikaiana Oral Stories. 9.