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Victims and Survivors of The 1958 Munich Air Disaster
My book tells the story of those who died in the Munich Air Disaster in February 1958 and others as they watch the Manchester United games that saw them achieve the historical Treble in May 1999. Out on Amazon July 2017
1958 ♦ February 6 – In the Munich air disaster, a British European Airways Airspeed Ambassador operating as Flight 609 crashes while attempting a take off in a snowstorm from Munich-Riem Airport, killing 23 of 44 passenger and crew members on board including eight Manchester United footballers.
Rare c 1953 Manchester United book plate featuring caricatures of the 'Busby Babes' Man Utd team (inc: Duncan Edwards, Dennis Viollet, Tommy Taylor & Jackie Blanchflower) a few years before the Munich Air Disaster. Signed by Bill Foulkes & Jack Crompton.
February 6, 1958 – Seven Manchester United footballers are among the 21 people killed in the Munich air disaster in West Germany on the return flight from a European Cup game in Yugoslavia. 23 people survive, but four of them, including manager Matt Busby and players Johnny Berry and Duncan Edwards, are in a serious condition.