Dambuster writer and historian Alex Bateman has been charged with the theft of the logbook belonging to Flt Sgt John Fraser, who took part in the Dams Raid as the bomb aimer in John Hopgood’s crew. Fraser survived the Dams Raid after being shot down, and became a prisoner of war. He returned to his native Canada after the war.
At an appearance in Highbury Corner Magistrates Court, Bateman pleaded not guilty to the charge. He will be tried at Wood Green Crown Court on 15 August.
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