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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Pilot Charles Geyer Prison ID

024 Charles_Geyer_Prison_ID.jpg ID Plate of one of the B-17's engines, found on the crashsite laterThumbnails MIA/ Missing Telegram Dec 18 1943 2ID Plate of one of the B-17's engines, found on the crashsite laterThumbnails MIA/ Missing Telegram Dec 18 1943 2ID Plate of one of the B-17's engines, found on the crashsite laterThumbnails MIA/ Missing Telegram Dec 18 1943 2ID Plate of one of the B-17's engines, found on the crashsite laterThumbnails MIA/ Missing Telegram Dec 18 1943 2

Captain Geyer of the B-17-42-3439 noted his experiences in a wartime diary with pencils and all kind of paper His words survived the war and Stalag Luft I POW Camp. He brought them home in June 1945
One of his nephews postwar (2004) typed out his story for Co de Swart

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