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Leon Emanuel Moutsos


Leon Moutsos was a first generation Greek American. His father emigrated from Samos Greece in 1908 and fought in WW I against the Germans in trench warfare. He was an avid photographer his entire life and loved sailing. He was trained as a machinist, but after his military career (9+ years) he began working with computers at United Airlines where he worked for over 25 years. He then retired from UA and worked for BofA for another 25 years as a senior programming consultant where he helped develop the ATM system. He lived to be 92 years old and passed away peacefully at his home in Napa CA in 2014. He is survived by his son, wife, younger brother and extended family.

Awards: DFC, AM(3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME(4 Bronze stars), Good Conduct.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 446th Bomb Group

    446th Bomb Group

    The 446th Bomb Group, who came to be known as "the Bungay Buckaroos" after the name of their Suffolk base, flew B-24 Liberators on strategic, support and interdictory missions over Europe. The Group led the Eighth Air Force and 2nd Bomb Division on the...

  • 707th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-29124 Connie

    B-24 Liberator
    Damaged by AAA on mission to Genshagen/Marienfelde, Germany 21 June 1944 and crashed at Hoofddorp. MACR 6159.

Associated Place

  • Bungay

    Military site : airfield
    From late November 1943, the three bases of Bungay, Seething and Hardwick were the stations of the 20th Combat Wing of the Eighth Air Force. The base had previously housed individual squadrons of the 310th Bomb Group (Twelfth Air Force) and of the 93rd...


Event Location Date
Born Derby, CO, USA 28 January 1922
Based Bungay 1943 – 1944
Died Napa, CA, USA 2014


Date Contributor Update
02 June 2018 23:12:17 sonofleonmoutsos Changes to biography

updated bio information.

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2018 22:33:51 sonofleonmoutsos Changes to events

updated place of birth, DOB

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02 June 2018 18:47:43 Al_Skiff Changes to events

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02 June 2018 18:02:31 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and awards

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02 June 2018 18:01:25 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2018 10:47:40 sonofleonmoutsos Changes to service number and role

entered service number.

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02 June 2018 10:23:08 sonofleonmoutsos Changes to middlename and awards

Photos of original medals to be uploaded.

Date Contributor Update
02 June 2018 10:20:20 sonofleonmoutsos Changes to highest rank, biography and aircraft associations

All data is derived from his military records, honorable discharge papers and direct family accounts.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:31 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /; The History of the 446th Bomb Group, Pg 44