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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  • 166 Burkert Jr R studying family archive with Co de Swart 166 Burkert Jr R studying family archive with Co de Swart
  • Under US Flag again Under US Flag again
  • Binnebose first letter to his Mom from Belgian Beverlo Hospital 2 Binnebose first letter to his Mom from Belgian Beverlo Hospital 2
  • Bill s Beverlo letter 1 Bill s Beverlo letter 1
  • 1945:   Just liberated fom wood camp 1945: Just liberated fom wood camp
  • In prison camp Stalag 17B Bill L with buddy In prison camp Stalag 17B Bill L with buddy
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  • Award of Air Medal Award of Air Medal
  • Article Bill s story 2 Article Bill s story 2
  • Binnebose tells his story at his old High School Binnebose tells his story at his old High School
  • POW and Wounded POW and Wounded
  • William Binnebose Jr RWGunner William Binnebose Jr RWGunner
  •  Bill Binnebose , gunner Bill Binnebose , gunner
  • Binnebose (-3-) Binnebose (-3-)
  •   Binnebose (-2-) Binnebose (-2-)
  • Binnebose summarises his story 1 Binnebose summarises his story 1