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.
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)
Journalists who survived
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