Operation Manna

By 29 April 1945 the end of the war was in sight. Lancaster bombers were diverted from their accustomed bombing operations to humanitarian missions. One of these was Operation Manna, which began on the 29th and continued until the end of the war on 8 May 1945.

This stunning press photograph of a Lancaster being loaded with food supplies at an unnamed bomber airfield brings Operation Manna very much to life again.

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See also 7 Squadron Pilot & Bomb Aimer, Reunited