After serving with the Connaught Rangers, Oscar Aloysius Patrick Heron was assigned to 70 Squadron in May 1918. As a Sopwith Camel pilot, ten of his victories were over the Fokker D.VII. Heron joined the Irish Air Corps in 1922. He was killed during the Irish Air Corps' first Air Pageant at Phoenix Park in 1933.
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
2nd Lt. (A./Capt.) Oscar Alois Patrick
An officer conspicuous for his skill and daring in aerial combats. He has accounted for eight, enemy aeroplanes. On 28th September he attacked, single-handed, three Fokkers; one of these he shot down. On another occasion he, in company with five other machines, engaged six Fokkers, all six being destroyed, 2nd Lt. Heron accounting for two.