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Sgt Rocovsky
Tue Apr 1, 2008 08:01 (XFF:

Hi Jeff what kind of info are you looking for?

In my DB I have following:

ROCOVSKY Miroslav 787,490 Sgt 501 Sq *18/09/1918 Skorenice + 25/04/1942 Panel No. 92 Runnymede. Missing from sweep over Cherbourgem. Shot down at 16.30 h by Bf 109 from III/JG 2. Pilot bail out but his chute failed to open.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VB W3840 SD-

If you need more info please feel fre to contact me off board.


  • Pilot Rocovsky Miroslavjeff, Mon Mar 31 20:21
    looking for information on Pilot Rocovsky Miroslav lost in action over Cherbourg, 25th April 1942, in Spitfire W3840. This aircraft was named John Peel's Hunter. Thanks Jeff Wilson -Author
    • Re: Pilot Rocovsky Miroslavmervyn, Thu Apr 3 12:52
      A little more on the a/c. 501sqdn, as part of the Ibsley Wing with 118 and 234 sqdn's on 30th December 1941, undertook operation 'Veracity II' A second mission by a large bomber force being carried... more
      • Pilot Rocovsky MiroslavJeff, Thu Apr 3 12:55
        Thanks for the prompt replies. Was W3840 a 'Presentation, aircraft? Jeff
        • Re: Pilot Rocovsky MiroslavMervyn, Fri Apr 4 15:46
          Jeff, Yes, it was, "John Peel's Hunter" (Spelt exactly like that.) Paid from a gift of 5ooo. donated by; West Cumberland Spitfire Fund. 'John Peel' is a very old English song telling the story of a... more
    • Sgt Rocovsky — Pavel Vancata, Tue Apr 1 08:01
      • Re: Sgt RocovskyMervyn, Mon Aug 2 17:51
        Sergeant Karel Vrtis was also lost on this mission when his Spitfire, AB251 hit the sea.
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