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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Gisela Burkert, daughter of the Luftwaffe pilot messaged the audiance

108 img001e1.jpg Steve Surdez addressing attandees Memorial Day De Bilt 2003ThumbnailsC:  Gisela Burkert and R: Louise de Swart Steve Surdez addressing attandees Memorial Day De Bilt 2003ThumbnailsC:  Gisela Burkert and R: Louise de Swart Steve Surdez addressing attandees Memorial Day De Bilt 2003ThumbnailsC:  Gisela Burkert and R: Louise de Swart

Gisela- and her brother Horst Burkert attended the Memorial Day for Crewmbrs KIA and the three Dutch civilians who all died when the B-17 Bomber crashed into two houses in De Bilt Holland
She was brave to come over from Berlin and a good speaker with a moving message.

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Co de Swart 2004
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