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Updated: 02/16/2018 02:20:53PM

One of first female flight trainers visits Warbirds

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PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Le Herron, a 96-year-old World War II veteran who served in the Army Corps of Engineers, made a new friend in Dorothy “Bomber” Herb.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Col. Dorothy “Bomber” Herb was a civilian flight instructor who trained soldiers during World War II.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Dorothy said she received the name Bomber as a young flight instructor and has had it ever since.

PHOTO BY DEBBIE FLESSNER

Bomber signs her name on a poster someone brought to the Warbirds exhibit.

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Bomber was one of the very few female flight instructors during World War II.

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Bomber first began flying at the age of 18.

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Bomber achieved the highest level commercial pilot’s license.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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As she stepped out of Venice City Manager Ed Lavallee’s car and deftly ducked under the restraining rope at the Venice Municipal Airport, the crowd parted.

It was clear that Dorothy “Bomber” Herb was a celebrity.

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