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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De Bilt/Memorial- Restance man Richard van Nunen

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'Helper' Resistance Veghel area, Holland at the Memorial. paying his respect to the crewmbrs of the B-17 42-3439 KIA here .
He helped two of the airmen (Doherty & Killarney) chuting down in his area on Oct. 20-1943 to safety
(They helas later got arrested by the Germans in Tilburg, see elsewhere on these pages.)