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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2003 De Bilt, Holland> Invitation to attend the Memorial day for the Crew/5 KIA-and the three Dutch Victims

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It was a big event. International with people involved attending from the US, (Steve Surdez and wife)
From Germany ( Burkert Kinship and Board Gemeinschaft der Flieger) and kinship formr Dutch house owners, autorities from US-and German Embassees, hundreds of attendees for the day and the photoshow in the Townhall of De Bilt that ran for two weeks in De Bilt/Bilthoven

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