Dam­busters plaque theft on raid’s 75th

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Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY GRA­HAM BOON BY MIKEY SMITH

STOLEN Van­dalised trib­ute VAN­DALS have stolen a plaque from a Dam­busters me­mo­rial on the 75th an­niver­sary of the RAF raid.

The trib­ute to Flt Sgt John Fraser had been un­veiled in the pres­ence of his wife Doris, 94, and daugh­ter Shere.

Be­fore join­ing the Dam­busters squadron the Cana­dian was based at RAF Fin­ning­ley in Don­caster, where he met Doris.

The stone me­mo­rial was erected in the town’s Elm­field Park in 2003.

Shere, 62, was vis­it­ing from Canada, where she and her mum now live, for the an­niver­sary when she saw the plaque had gone.

She said: “It made me so sad. It’s ir­re­place­able to us.”

Mr Fraser sur­vived a crash in the 1943 raid but died in 1962. The coun­cil is look­ing at re­plac­ing the plaque in the near fu­ture. DE­STROYED The tower be­ing placed un­der wraps last week

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