Posting at 107 sqn
18th November 1942
The arrival to Massingham, small village of the Norfolk seems to please Louis, he has many projects.
Resume the shorthand, the violin, to pilot, to learn German and especially, there is a hope of air operations.
Finally, on December 3rd, 1942 Louis notes in his diary that he is on " Battle order " as lower air gunner and that the planned operation will be large-scale.
Regrettably the mission is cancelled writes he.
It was only a setback, weather conditions were not optimal. Either good weather with the mist, or beautiful with some clouds or cloudy with scattered shower. The weather report of 6 was more favorable, overcast weather with some showers.
He will never have the opportunity to note his reflections. He remains confined until December 6th without being able to take back his personal affairs and leaves with Wing Commander P.H.Dutton and his 2 other companions N.H.Sheppherd and R.W.Mc Carthy for this mission.
Their plane, a Boston Mark III, registered AH 740-OM-A, took off at 11:22 am of Massingham, having released its 4 bombs of 500 kg on the target, it was attacked by a German fighter and touched by the firings of a FW 190.
It sinks offshore at 12:59 am in the South of Katwijk aan Zee (Netherlands)
All the crew disappears