Hofheimer, Aline Rhonie

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Name
Hofheimer, Aline Rhonie Gender: F
born on 16 August 1909 at 02:55 (= 02:55 AM )
Place York, Pennsylvania, 39n58, 76w44
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°47' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°33 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 23°26'



Aline Rhonie Hofheimer (with her aviation history mural)

Biography

American aviator, one of the pioneering women plane pilots in World War II. Hofheimer won several awards and recognitions, including membership of the French national association of the Croix de Guerre for her service in the French Red Cross, Médaille de la Reconnaissance française, and was made a Companion of the Ordre de la Libération.

Aline Hofheimer learned to fly at the age of 21 in Reno, Nevada in a De Havilland Moth with a Gypsy engine. She moved from York to New Jersey at the age of three. She received her transport license in 1931, and her English pilot's license in 1936. She was the first American to receive an Irish Commercial license in 1938.

During World War II, she participated in the British war relief effort and was one of the two women to join the Air Transport Auxiliary. After the war, Hofheimer learned mural painting from the prominent Mexican painter Diego Rivera. She is remembered for having painted a 126-foot-long (38 m), 1,400-square-foot (130 m2) fresco representing aviation history at a hangar in Roosevelt Field, Long Island, which has since been relocated to the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in Queens, New York.

Hofheimer married a well-known race-pilot Peter Brooks in the 1930s. The couple had no children. She died on 7 January 1963 in Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 53. She was inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • (has as) teacher relationship with Rivera, Diego (born 8 December 1886). Notes: Mural painting

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 7 January 1963 (Age 53)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Work : Prize 2010 (New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Muralist)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Military : Honors
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (WWII)
  • Vocation : Travel : Pilot/ military (WWII)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (New Jersey Aviation)
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field