Waltham - Operation Manna

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Reference WMO262403

Address:

All Saints Church,

Waltham High St

Waltham Grimsby

Waltham Grimsby

DN37 0PN

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
About the memorial: On the north wall of the nave are two tablets commemorating “Operation Manna” Manna is 1.27m high by 0.35m wide, the explanatory plaque is 0.27m wide by 0.36m high. Operation Manna took place from 29 April to 8 May 1945, at the end of World War II. Lancaster bombers of the Royal Air Force dropped food into parts of the occupied Netherlands, with the acquiescence of the occupying German forces, to feed people who were in danger of starvation in the Dutch famine. The operation was named after the food which miraculously appeared for the Israelites in the book of Exodus, called Manna. The aircraft taking part were from Groups 1, 3, and 8, and consisted of 145 Mosquitoes and 3,156 Lancasters, flying between them a total of 3,298 sorties.
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