Oren John Rose entered the Royal Flying Corps in 1917 joining 92 Squadron in early 1918. Flying the S.E.5a, he became his squadron's highest scoring ace and scored its final victory of the war on 4 November 1918. After the war he saw more combat in Russia before returning to the United States to become a businessman. During World War II he served with the United States Army Air Corps.
The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, Missouri, Saturday, 15 November 1919, page 3
Salt Lake Telegram, Salt Lake City, Utah, Sunday, 14 November 1920, page 15
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. Oren John Rose. (FRANCE)
A very gallant officer who has accounted for nine enemy aeroplanes. On 29th September he observed an enemy scout attacking some of our machines; engaging it, he drove it down from 15,000 feet to 6,000 feet, when it fell in flames. On his return journey he attacked and destroyed an enemy two-seater.
Lt (A./Capt.) Oren John Rose, D.F.C. (FRANCE)
A brilliant and fearless leader who, since 9th October, has destroyed seven enemy aeroplanes. His personal example of skill and determination in aerial combats and in attacking troops and transport on the ground is of the greatest value in maintaining the high standard of efficiency in his squadron.