Operations Manna and Chowhound took place from 29 April to the end of World War II in Europe on 8 May 1945. These two operations–Manna by the Royal Air Force and Royal Canadian Air Force (29 April – 7 May) and Chowhound by the U.S. Army Air Forces (1–8 May)—dropped a total of over 11,000 tons[1] of food into the still-unliberated western part of the Netherlands, with the acquiescence of the occupying German forces,[2] to help feed civilians who were in danger of starvation in the Dutch famine. 405 Squadron was one of the Canadian squadrons involved in Op Manna.

Major Jamont and MWO Lane represented 405 Squadron at Operation Manna/Chowhound Anniversary