Special Agent Harold Dennis Haberfeld

Special Agent Harold Dennis Haberfeld

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

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 1943

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Harold Dennis Haberfeld

Special Agent Harold Haberfeld and Special Agent Percy Foxworth 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 ultimately determined to be mechanical failure. Nearly no remains of the 35 people aboard were found; the wreckage was strewn across a mile and a half of dense jungle.

Special Agent Haberfeld, a skilled linguist, had served one year with the FBI in its Buffalo Field Office when he died. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Overseas

plane crash

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Agent Haberfeld,
On today, the 74th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Agent who was also on that plane with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 15, 2017

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