Falconara Airbase

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Falconara Airbase
Aeronautica Militare Falconara
Summary
Airport type Military
Location Falconara , Italy
Coordinates 43°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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