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Re: Pilot Rocovsky Miroslav
Thu Apr 3, 2008 12:52 (XFF:

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 out against the two German battleships, Scharnhorst & Gniesenau, moored at Brest naval base which posed a threat to the Atlantic convoys. The ships remaining basically unscathed after both bombing missions.
W3840 was flown by P/O. J.J.Guerin on this day.

  • 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 Miroslav — mervyn, Thu Apr 3 12:52
      • 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 RocovskyPavel Vancata, Tue Apr 1 08:01
      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... more
      • 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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