Special Agent Percy E. Foxworth

Special Agent Percy E. Foxworth

United States Department of Justice - Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 1943

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Percy E. Foxworth

Special Agent Percy Foxworth and Special Agent Harold Haberfield were killed in a C-54 military transport plane crash near Bakkie, Suriname, while en route to North Africa.

The agents were performing a secret mission at the request of General Dwight Eisenhower in support of war efforts during WWII. They were en route to retrieve Charles Bedaux, a French-born, naturalized American who was under investigation for cooperating with the German and Vichy governments.

The cause of the aircraft crash was never determined and nearly no remains of the 35 people aboard were found.

Launched on February 8th, 1944, liberty ship S.S. Percy E. Foxworth was named in Special Agent Foxworth's memory.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Overseas

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My grandfather, Maj. Eric M. Knight died on that plane with Percy Foxworth. I accompanied Judith Woodard to the crash site in the jungles of Suriname. To this day, details of the crash and still classified. No official cause of the crash has been determined, other than rumors at the time that there was a bomb on board. See my website:

Elizabeth Cowan

May 27, 2019

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