Bert joined Squadron 249 on 15th June 1944 and was immediately involved in combat action. 249 Squadron was based at Grottaglie in Italy at this time.
This was just over a year since his first flight. All his war time action was in Spitfires
V. The serial numbers are not shown in the Log Book bar on two
occasions; LZ873 (see following pages) and JK(?)339(?).
In total Bert flew in 17 missions. In June
1944 he flew 7:05 hours Non Ops Flying and a further 17:75 hours Ops
Flying. In July he flew an additional 8:45 hours Ops Flying.
Missions were flown to :-