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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Mel Litke, photographed on 'his position' on Michigan Airshow, mid 1990-ies

043 Pic016.jpg Gunner Melvin Litke, when with 15thAF in Italy, photographed shortly before returning hom after his completed 'tour'ThumbnailsRemembering Aäron Becker KIA, gunner/Radio Geyer CrewGunner Melvin Litke, when with 15thAF in Italy, photographed shortly before returning hom after his completed 'tour'ThumbnailsRemembering Aäron Becker KIA, gunner/Radio Geyer CrewGunner Melvin Litke, when with 15thAF in Italy, photographed shortly before returning hom after his completed 'tour'ThumbnailsRemembering Aäron Becker KIA, gunner/Radio Geyer CrewGunner Melvin Litke, when with 15thAF in Italy, photographed shortly before returning hom after his completed 'tour'ThumbnailsRemembering Aäron Becker KIA, gunner/Radio Geyer Crew
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