The Munich Air Crash – Who’s Who

Twenty-three people on board the Elizabethan charter aircraft G-ALZU lost their lives in the Munich air crash on February 6, 1958. There were 21 survivors.

By clicking on each of the links below you can find out more information about each person, including, where available, where they are buried.

Players killed

Geoff Bent
Roger Byrne
Eddie Colman
Duncan Edwards
Mark Jones
David Pegg
Tommy Taylor
Liam (Billy) Whelan

Journalists killed

Alf Clarke
Don Davies
George Follows
Tom Jackson
Archie Ledbrooke
Henry Rose
Eric Thompson
Frank Swift

Also killed

Walter Crickmer – club secretary who was in charge of the side during the war.
Bert Whalley – Chief Coach. Former left-half at Old Trafford.
Tom Curry – Trainer.
Capt Kenneth Rayment – Co-Pilot
Bela Miklos – Travel Agent
Willie Satinoff – Supporter
Tommy Cable – Steward

MUFC Players/Staff who survived

Matt Busby (Manager)
Johnny Berry
Jackie Blanchflower
Bobby Charlton
Bill Foulkes
Harry Gregg
Ken Morgans
Albert Scanlon
Dennis Viollet
Ray Wood

Journalists who survived

Frank Taylor
Peter Howard
Ted Ellyard

Passengers who survived

Mrs Vera Lukic – **Contrary to popular belief, Mrs Lukic is NOT the mother of John Lukic, who played in goal for Arsenal and Leeds**
Mrs Lukic’s baby
Mrs Bela Miklos – wife of travel agent who arranged trip
Mr B Tomasevic – passenger

**I have been told that Mrs Miklos is in fact Mrs Bela. In that part of the world it is common to place surnames first. The English equivalent of Miklos is Michael – Bela being the couples surname. It is actually a Magyar langauge name – a legacy of the old Hungarian empire in many parts of the Balkans. While technically Bela Miklos, for her husband, is the correct form to use in that part of the world, Mrs Miklos should be called Mrs Bela.

Crew who survived

James Thain – Captain
Rosemary Cheverton – Stewardess
Margaret Bellis – Stewardess
George William Rodgers – Radio Officer

Each February we meet up at Old Trafford to remember those who died Learn more