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Falconara Airport
Aeronautica Militare Falconara
IATA: AOIICAO: LIPY
Summary
Airport type Civil/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)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
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04/22 9718 2962
Falconara Airport is located in Italy
Falconara Airport
Location of Falconara Airport, Italy

Falconara Airport (IATA: AOIICAO: LIPY) is joint-use Civil airport and Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) facility in Italy, located approximately 3km west of Falconara Marittima in Ancona province, about 200km 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

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.

References

  • Maurer, Maurer. Air Force Combat Units of World War II. Maxwell AFB, Alabama: Office of Air Force History, 1983. ISBN 0-89201-092-4.
  • Mauer, Mauer (1969), Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II, Air Force Historical Studies Office, Maxwell AFB, Alabama. ISBN 0892010975

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