About the Book
In the last days of WWII, seven brave young RAF/RCAF men
and their Lancaster, “Bad Penny,” were chosen for a dangerous
mission to help a country in need.
Bad Penny Always Comes Back” Synopsis
In the last days of WWII, seven brave young
RCAF men and their Lancaster, “Bad Penny,” were
chosen for a dangerous mission to help a country in need.
As in the old expression, “... like a
bad penny, it keeps coming back” Bad Penny and her crew
returned from their April 29th, 1945 flight over enemy territory
to Holland where they “bombed” the Dutch with
food bundles. Their successful test run served to launch the
Allies' “Operation Manna;” over 11,000 tons of
food was dropped in 10 days.
A boy named Peter was one of the many Dutch
children saved by Bad Penny and her crew.
First time writer Glen Mitchell has done great
justice to this important moment in time with his charming
and vibrant children’s book.
Softcover, 32 pages, full colour
$9.99 plus gst (shipping & handling extra)
The Hunger Year
Famine of 1944
Operation Manna / Chowhound
Treat (Requires Adobe Reader®)
the Operation Manna logo
Carol Kosowan (from the blog Sound Off With Chris Schnurr)
Own Lancaster Bomber FM 212
Penny” on the Move
Bad Penny Crew