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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Neuwied, Germany: Co de Swart / Horst Burkert Jr.

120 Burkert_Jr_R_studying_family_archive_with_Co_de_Swart_thumb.jpg Gravesite Fighterpilot Burkert  in Bourdon, FranceThumbnails2004: Dover, Ma. USA / Invitation to USAAF Vets to meet 'Friends from Holland'

Studying the Burkert's Family photoarchive.
Three photos from Horst'father shot on the crashsite in De Bilt,NL, proved Erich Burkert was 'THE'pilot de Swart was looking for

Co de Swart 2003
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Sunday 5 July 2020
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