Family of Dambusters hero were ‘intimidated’


A military historian accused of stealing a logbook from the widow of one the heroes of the Dambusters raid said he failed to return it because he felt ‘intimidated’ by her family. Alex Bateman, 48, persuaded Doris Fraser, now 92, to hand over the treasured £10,000 diary, which had belonged to her late husband Flight Sergeant John Fraser, back in 1996. Her husband had been a bomb aimer in the first wave of planes to attack the Möhn dam. He…

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