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    So who is this Habgood chap?
    Alex's post has had the text deleted - but not the image.
    The URL in Col's post won't come up using Windows10/MS Edge.
    Is that a Service Number above the name?
    The Habgoods begin at TNA AIR 78/67/5 Image 267 et seq.
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Hi Peter,

    Scroll down to "Sgt Frederic H. Habgood, RAF, And The Four SOE Women"

    http://traugottvitz.simplesite.com/437582008

    Oliver's "Footprints" has a photo of Habgood.

    Regards,

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    Hello,

    The ID tag belonged to 160253 Sgt (Nav.) Frederick Harold HABGOOD RAFVR. He was shot down on 28/29 July, 1944 in No.550 Sqn Lancaster NE164. Habgood was captured and taken by the Gestapo to Natzweiler-Stuthof concentration camp. He was hanged there on or about the 30th of July, 1944. His remains were never found, probably cremated in the camp crematorium along with thousands of others,. The ID tag was found in an ash pit on the site of the former Natzweiler camp many years later.

    Use Google Chrome and you will be able to read the full story (with links!).

    Col.
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    Finally got the full page :)
    Apologies for takeing so long
    See post 1
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    Further to this topic, there was a story in a recent Globe and Mail on the subject of the possible execution of two other RCAF airmen. Hapgood is mentioned in the article:
    https://www.theglobeandmail.com/worl...transatlantic/

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    Thank you to all of you. This all made very sad and chilling reading. It is so important that their tragic stories are not forgotten.

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    Thank you James, that was exactly why I posted the link .
    Thanks also to the other members who also contributed.
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    Default Frederick Habgood and the crew of NE164

    Hi all.

    It's pleasing to see the interest in the fates of the three airmen linked here,
    with those of Peabody and Doe seemingly the same as that confirmed for Fred Habgood.

    Fred was air bomber of NE164 from 550 Squadron and the crew of this aircraft truely did have
    mixed fortunes;
    Pilot - killed
    Rear gunner - did not survive parachute fall
    Wireless Op, Mid-upper and Flight Eng - PoW
    Navigator - evaded
    Air Bomber - murdered

    I have had the privilege of contributing to the research of this crew and also attending the
    inauguration (2008) of the memorial at the crash site of NE164. This was attended by a great many
    local people and relatives of some of the crew.

    Some more details can be found here;
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...625-Sqn-Losses

    Best regards

    Mike

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