Off Marcus Island on 12 May, she guided friendly pilots to their targets.
He figured that radio beams guided German pilots blitzing Britain.
He added that "airports in Italy are safe, but they have to improve the ground system" to guide pilots.
The 'gaudy new terminal' now blocked the view of air traffic controllers as they guided pilots.
The fixture is one in a string of lights that guide pilots as they approach Runway 5.
The Taliban have cut electricity in the city to eliminate lights that might guide American pilots.
Cali's approach uses several radio beacons to guide pilots around the mountains and canyons that surround the city.
At one time a large arrow was painted on top of the structure to guide pilots to the Des Moines airport.
Capt. Paul McCarthy, the union's accident investigator, said the runway needed a newer system of lights that can be situated at the runway end, to guide pilots.
They used the emergency SE-11 signal lights and the Justrite, a three-colored high-intensity beam used to guide pilots onto aircraft carriers during night landings.