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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013 Luftwaffe Career Oblt E Burkert 1909 1944

013 Luftwaffe_Career_Oblt_E_Burkert_1909_1944.png Erich Burkert, 2nd from L: Russia Spring 1943 ThumbnailsLw Fighterpilot Burkert JG 26 photograped at Schiphol Airport Aug 17-1943 congratulated by his groundcrew after downing B-17 42-30274 over Mol, BelgiumErich Burkert, 2nd from L: Russia Spring 1943 ThumbnailsLw Fighterpilot Burkert JG 26 photograped at Schiphol Airport Aug 17-1943 congratulated by his groundcrew after downing B-17 42-30274 over Mol, BelgiumErich Burkert, 2nd from L: Russia Spring 1943 ThumbnailsLw Fighterpilot Burkert JG 26 photograped at Schiphol Airport Aug 17-1943 congratulated by his groundcrew after downing B-17 42-30274 over Mol, BelgiumErich Burkert, 2nd from L: Russia Spring 1943 ThumbnailsLw Fighterpilot Burkert JG 26 photograped at Schiphol Airport Aug 17-1943 congratulated by his groundcrew after downing B-17 42-30274 over Mol, BelgiumErich Burkert, 2nd from L: Russia Spring 1943 ThumbnailsLw Fighterpilot Burkert JG 26 photograped at Schiphol Airport Aug 17-1943 congratulated by his groundcrew after downing B-17 42-30274 over Mol, BelgiumErich Burkert, 2nd from L: Russia Spring 1943 ThumbnailsLw Fighterpilot Burkert JG 26 photograped at Schiphol Airport Aug 17-1943 congratulated by his groundcrew after downing B-17 42-30274 over Mol, Belgium
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