Aline Rhonie Hofheimer

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Aline Rhonie Hofheimer was born in York, Pennsylvania back in 1909.  The family moved to New Jersey when she was three.  She attended Dalton School in New York, marring Richard when she was seventeen.  At the age of nineteen she moved with her husband to Reno, Nevada where in 1930 she divorced him.

During WWII, she was one of the first nine women to volunteer for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron.  After the war, she learned to paint murals.  She died in 1963 in Palm Beach, Florida she was 54.

What you may not know about Aline Rhonie is that she painted a mural about aviation history, it is now located at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in New York.  She was the first woman to fly solo from New York to Mexico City.  For her efforts in WWII she received the Croix de Guerre, the French Red Cross Medalle de la Reconnaissance francaise and a Companion of the Ordre de la Liberation.  She was inducted into the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame in 2010. 

Her paper is currently being held at the National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

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  1. Brian England 08/17/2020 07:11 AM
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

I wonder why the French medals, is there another backstory to that I wonder.Again an example of young women freaking the glass ceiling or barrier keeping them from contributing to society.

Aug 17, 2020 03:34 AM #1
Barbara Tattersall
Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan (Keene,NH) - Keene, NH

She sounds like a woman who knew what she wanted and went after it. I wonder if she was inspired by Amelia Earlhart?

Aug 17, 2020 04:43 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well I should have know her name living in Palm Beach however you got me on this one.

Aug 17, 2020 04:48 AM #3
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. No clue as usual, but Aline wasone determined lady! Enjoy your day! 

Aug 17, 2020 04:57 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi James Dray - I was wondering the same thing as Nick.  There must be the rest of the story.

Aug 17, 2020 05:23 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Aug 17, 2020 06:07 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I wish that someone like her would go to war against the 504 gateway, haha.

Aug 17, 2020 06:38 AM #7
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

There is yet another wonderful story about someone who made a difference in our world...

Happy Monday morning James...

Aug 17, 2020 06:45 AM #8
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Interesting mural and she also drove ambulances!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 17, 2020 06:54 AM #9
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great story of someone who contributed to our world.  Happy Monday. A

Aug 17, 2020 07:20 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- and another very interesting story!! Sad that she died so young. 

Aug 17, 2020 10:18 AM #11
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Wayne:

She was certainly very determined about what she wanted. Just imagine what she might have achieved if her life had not ended so soon!?


Aug 17, 2020 12:35 PM #12
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

It's easy to determine from your couple of paragraphs that all of Aline's love was reserved for flying James Dray (and maybe art).

Aug 17, 2020 01:29 PM #13
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James loved this post too bad the nuckle head politicians do not push this type of information out to the public/ On a side note have you thought running for political office? You would have my vote, Endre

Aug 17, 2020 10:21 PM #14
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Aline Rhonie Hofheimer loved flying and served her country during WW2. I did not see the specific connection that would have earned her commendations from France. Perhaps they were simply in gratitude for her efforts during the war.

Sep 01, 2020 06:34 AM #15
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Here you go. She rescued two pilots who crashed landed near his Granpa's private golf course. She wants to be a pilot.

Sep 14, 2020 04:29 PM #16
Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear James,

Another inspiring story. We are standing on the shoulders of tough ladies like Ms Aline.

Sep 15, 2020 06:44 AM #17
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

I wonder sometimes... what have I done that even comes close to some of the heros and inventors you feature here!!!  Thanks for the inferiority complex Mr. Dray!! 

Sep 15, 2020 02:59 PM #18
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