Falconara Airbase

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Falconara Airbase

Aeronautica Militare Falconara
Summary
Airport typeMilitary
LocationFalconara , Italy
Coordinates43°36′58.83″N 013°21′44.35″E / 43.6163417°N 13.3623194°E / 43.6163417; 13.3623194 (Falconara Airport)Coordinates: 43°36′58.83″N 013°21′44.35″E / 43.6163417°N 13.3623194°E / 43.6163417; 13.3623194 (Falconara Airport)
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Falconara Airbase is located in Italy
Falconara Airbase
Falconara Airbase
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
04/22 9,718 2,962

Falconara Airbase (IATA: AOI, ICAO: LIPY) is a joint-use civil airport and Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) facility in Italy, located approximately 3 km west of Falconara Marittima in the province of Ancona, about 200 km north-northeast of Rome.

The airport is used for general aviation, with no commercial airline service. Along with the Italian Air Force, It is also the headquarters of the Italian Army's 84th Infantry Battalion.

World War II[edit]

During World War II, Falconara Airfield was a military airfield used by the United States Army Air Forces Twelfth Air Force for B-25 Mitchell combat operations by the 321st Bombardment Group between 1 Apr and 1 Sep 1945. After the war ended, the airfield was turned over to local authorities.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. 521p. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) [1969]. Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.

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