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Dorothy Helena HERBERT

Born: 24 September 1922

Died: 27 August 2014

Additional Information:

Dorothy Herbert started with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in 1961, located at Charleville, Queensland.  She worked 20 years for them, flew all over the outback, and attended outback clinics and emergencies.  In 1963, she purchased her first aircraft which she also piloted herself.  She was a wireless operator in the Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force during World War II.


  • Image - Dorothy Herbert

    NPWHF avaitrix tapestry

    NPWHF collection

  • References

    Dinham, Mollie and Australian Women Pilots' Association. (1995).  Australian Women Pilots.  Sydney:  The Association.  Page 55.

    (1995, September).  Dorothy Herbert – a lifetime aloft.  AirNews, 12.