Bert's last mission during the war was on 4th July 1944. The Log Book shows he was flying a Spitfire V - LZ873*
it also shows he never returned to his base. The final war time entry in
the Log Book reads as follows:-
The Squadron Records Show:-
*The Log Book shows LZ873 however this serial
number relates to a Royal Australia Air Force Spitfire, the record for
LZ875 is more likely to be the registration as it was part of No.249
Squadron and failed to return on 4-7-1944.
*Further evidence that LZ875 was attached to No. 249 Squadron.