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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  • De Jong family mbrs De Jong family mbrs
  • 'De Jong' Family, sons of DE/Sara Lee Director/Manager 'De Jong' Family, sons of DE/Sara Lee Director/Manager
  • Tschernof with Louise de Swart Tschernof with Louise de Swart
  • Mrs Tschernof with German Defence Attache Mrs Tschernof with German Defence Attache
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  • Oct. 20, 2003/14.45 sharp: WWII warbirds over the Monument Oct. 20, 2003/14.45 sharp: WWII warbirds over the Monument
  • Memorial still covered by Dutch flag Memorial still covered by Dutch flag
  • Attendees on the crash-site welcomed by Big Band De Bilt with Glenn Miller tunes Attendees on the crash-site welcomed by Big Band De Bilt with Glenn Miller tunes
  • Photoshow detail: German Berlin Paper Oct. 14-2003 publishing search results Photoshow detail: German Berlin Paper Oct. 14-2003 publishing search results
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  • Shots of Photo exposition in Townhall De Bilt (-1- ) Shots of Photo exposition in Townhall De Bilt (-1- )
  • Telegram to Parents Surdez 1945:  I'm on my way home Telegram to Parents Surdez 1945: I'm on my way home
  • Surdez (L) in Stalg Luft 1 Surdez (L) in Stalg Luft 1
  • Early 1944:Letter Sq. Cdr to Surdez parents regretting  his MIA Early 1944:Letter Sq. Cdr to Surdez parents regretting his MIA
  • 2003 De Bilt, Holland> Invitation to attend the Memorial day for the Crew/5 KIA-and the three Dutch Victims 2003 De Bilt, Holland> Invitation to attend the Memorial day for the Crew/5 KIA-and the three Dutch Victims
  • 075 Prison Chart Card for Killarney 075 Prison Chart Card for Killarney
  • Palm Springs, Cal/ Mar 2003 >  Two friends for life Palm Springs, Cal/ Mar 2003 > Two friends for life