Hello Bill Smith. My father passed away in 1988. He told me about the (it was for a short time at least) world's busiest airport. He said the planes would come in all shot up or enemy planes would try flying in with them. He talked about being strafed (he never got all the shrapnel out of his hand); he said there was an average of 3 plane crashes a day. He said the place was bombed 36 times one night. He was in 1st Air Cargo, 5th Air Force and he used to load the planes.