Lancaster Engine Runs at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.Cake at Noon. Main Hangar Presentations 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.- 12:30 p.m. - Special presentation- 1 p.m. - Dr. Stéphane Guevremont, historian. Food Concession: High River Hospital Auxiliary in North Hangar. What is Operation Manna? Operation Manna and Operation Chowhound were humanitarian food drops, carried out to relieve a famine in German-occupied Netherlands, undertaken by Allied bomber crews during the final days of World War II in Europe. Operation Manna was carried out by British RAF units, as well as squadrons from the Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and Polish air forces, between April 29 and May 7, 1945. Chowhound (May 1 to 8) was an operation by the U.S. Army Air Forces, which dropped, together with Operation Manna, a total of over 11,000 tons, of food into the still-unliberated western part of the Netherlands, with the acquiescence of the occupying German forces, to help feed Dutch civilians in danger of starvation.
The Lancaster Bomber is one of the most iconic aircraft associated with World War II, and very few of these amazing planes are left. Nanton’s Bomber Command Museum is not only home to a Lanc, but also..