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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