Dutch WWII Airwar Researcher Jacobus "Co" de Swart investigated WWII air combat victory claims of German Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot Oberleutnant Erich Burkert. De Swart's research found confirmation of those claims, including two USAAF B-17s, one from the 95th Bombardment Group on 17 August 1943, and one from the 96th Bombardment Group on 20 October 1943. This photo Gallery presents the results of the research, as well as the modern day gatherings of the descendants of the combatants and witnesses to these events. Among the researchers de Swart collaborated with to fill some voids were the Belgian team at The Comet Network.

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  • Robert Bousmanne 1945 Robert Bousmanne 1945
  • 8thAF Museum , Pooler, Ga. 2011 8thAF Museum , Pooler, Ga. 2011
  • Belgian Witness of  Binnebose arrest  Mr  Frans Vleugels Belgian Witness of Binnebose arrest Mr Frans Vleugels
  • Left: Couples Coppin and fiancee and  Bousmanne  1945 Left: Couples Coppin and fiancee and Bousmanne 1945
  • Lille, Belgium, 2005: Meeting with Daughter of Resistance man Marcel Coppin Lille, Belgium, 2005: Meeting with Daughter of Resistance man Marcel Coppin
  • Dogtag  Pilot B-17 42-30274 Walter Baker Dogtag Pilot B-17 42-30274 Walter Baker