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First Name: Leo

Last Name: Nomis

Birthplace: IA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Aviation Section, U. S. Signal Corps (1914 - 1918)

Date of Birth: 05 May 1889

Date of Death: 05 February 1932


Years Served:
Leo Nomis

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Leo Nomis

U.S. Army Aviator in WWI

Leo Nomis was born on 5 May 1889 in Iowa.

Following his service as a U.S. Army Aviator in World War I, he relocated to California. Answering an ad for pilots to film aerial sequences for silent movies, he soon was in demand for his flying skills.

As a stunt pilot, his many credits included "Manslaughter" (1922), "California Straight Ahead" (1925), "Hell's Angels" (1930), "The Dawn Patrol" (1930) and "The Lost Squadron" (1932). He lost his life while flying for the film "Sky Bride" (1932).

Death and Burial

Leo Nomis died on 5 February 1932. He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, CA.

Honoree ID: 2910   Created by: MHOH




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