Operation Manna’s 75th Anniversary

In honour of Operation Manna’s 75th AnniversaryLET’S FILL THE BLUE TRUCK !!

The Bomber Command Museum of Canada encourages people to gather non-perishable food items from April 29th to May 9th and bring it to the museum on Saturday.

  • Pasta (canned or dry) and pasta sauces.
  • Canned meats and fish.
  • Meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, assorted nuts)
  • Canned goods (beans, soups, and stews)
  • Dairy (canned, and powdered milk)
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Cereal – Oatmeal, dry boxed cereal


The museum will then give it to the Nanton Food Bank or Veteran’s Food Bank.

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.

Wikipedia Dates: Apr. 29, 1945 – May 8, 1945







** Engine run-ups are subject to the aircraft being serviceable and other factors .
*Engine run times are subject to change.

Hourly Schedule

Collecting non-perishable food for Operation Manna 75th

11:00 a.m. -
Lancaster Engine Run
Noon -
Cake Cutting
Main Hangar
12:15 p.m. -
Rear Turret Demonstration
Main Hangar
1:00 p.m. -
Main Hangar
2:00 p.m. -
Lancaster Engine Run


May 09 2020


10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Admission by Donation/Non-perishable food donation
Bomber Command Museum of Canada


Bomber Command Museum of Canada
1659 21st Ave, AB Hwy 2 South, Nanton, AB T0L 1R0
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