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Name: Oscar Aloysius Patrick Heron
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Croix de Guerre [belgium]
Oscar Heron
Country: Ireland
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 70
Victories: 13
Born: 1898
Place of Birth: Banbrook, Armagh Killed In Flying Accident
Died: 05 August 1933
Place of Death: Dublin
 
 
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 Heron. (FRANCE)
   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.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 30 Jun 1918 2035 70 Sopwith Camel (D6492) Albatros D.V (OOC) E of Bray
2 30 Jun 1918 2040 70 Sopwith Camel (D6492) Albatros D.V (DESF) E of Bray
3 19 Aug 1918 1955 70 Sopwith Camel (C3306) Fokker D.VII (DES) Houthem-Hollebeke
4 28 Sep 1918 1145 70 Sopwith Camel (D6696) Fokker D.VII (DES) NE of Passchendaele
5 01 Oct 1918 1630 70 Sopwith Camel (E7201) LVG C (DES) SW of Ardoye
6 07 Oct 1918 0845 70 Sopwith Camel (D6696) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Lichtervelde
7 07 Oct 1918 0845 70 Sopwith Camel (D6696) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Lichtervelde
8 09 Oct 1918 0940 70 Sopwith Camel (E7277) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Roulers
9 09 Oct 1918 0941 70 Sopwith Camel (E7277) Fokker D.VII (DES) Roulers
10 09 Oct 1918 0945 70 Sopwith Camel (E7277) Fokker D.VII (CAP) 1 W of Mayerneine
11 26 Oct 1918 1515 70 Sopwith Camel (C8201) Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Monchau
12 26 Oct 1918 1515 70 Sopwith Camel (C8201) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Montroelau Bois
13 28 Oct 1918 1140 70 Sopwith Camel (B7883) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Quatres

1 Shared with Capt Sydney Liversedge, Lt E A Copp, Lt A Webster (D6696), Lt Kenneth Watson
 
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