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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Home / Geyer Crew, 8th USAAF 96th BG /

Bomb. Don Mills in civil, please enlarge for story

Schermafbeelding 2020-11-15 om 16.02.59.png German OKL Confirmation: Burkert credited for this 'kill'ThumbnailsStory 96th BG Losses Oct.20-1943

After chuting down near Eerde, NL, Mills started his walk south,
His days-long lonely foot-trip ended in Belgium where in Eksel a policeman brought him in contact with Resistanceman Albert Sols. For the full story visit Mills, Don, E & E 279.

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