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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  • Liliane Sols (8232) Liliane Sols
  •  2013 >  8th AF Museum Pooler, Ga.    -2- (7656) 2013 > 8th AF Museum Pooler, Ga. -2-
  • Dogtag  Pilot B-17 42-30274 Walter Baker (7275) Dogtag Pilot B-17 42-30274 Walter Baker
  • Palm Springs, Cal/ Mar 2003 >  Two friends for life (7259) Palm Springs, Cal/ Mar 2003 > Two friends for life
  • 2012, France:  L:  Couple de Conche-Bousmanne (7174) 2012, France: L: Couple de Conche-Bousmanne
  • Pooler, Ga :  Baker Crew kids together again (7134) Pooler, Ga : Baker Crew kids together again
  • Grateful Pat & Joan Doherty for succesfull Reception, with 'Love to Holland' (7125) Grateful Pat & Joan Doherty for succesfull Reception, with 'Love to Holland'
  • Bousmanne Grave site (7020) Bousmanne Grave site
  • Baker Crew Our Bay-Bee kids with Gen.USAF Mc. Nabb (6947) Baker Crew Our Bay-Bee kids with Gen.USAF Mc. Nabb
  • 196 DSCN1000 (6923) 196 DSCN1000
  • 059 2 Jim Parker medal (6922) 059 2 Jim Parker medal
  • 8thAF Museum , Pooler, Ga. 2011 (6844) 8thAF Museum , Pooler, Ga. 2011
  • B-17 Baker Crew Memorial (6594) B-17 Baker Crew Memorial
  • Very happy to meet at last..... (6592) Very happy to meet at last.....
  • Jane and 'Bill' Binnebose at the plaques in the Memorial (6553) Jane and 'Bill' Binnebose at the plaques in the Memorial