Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United's Service for Flowers of Manchester

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

United's Service for Flowers of Manchester

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MANCHESTER United will today commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster with a special service at Old Trafford.

The disaster, on February 6, 1958, took the lives of 23 people as the plane carrying the United team, staff and journalists home from a European Cup tie in Belgrade crashed trying to take off in freezing conditions.

Busby Babes Tommy Taylor, Geoff Bent, Eddie Colman, Roger Byrne, Billy Whelan, Mark Jones and David Pegg were killed and Duncan Edwards died in hospital 15 days later.

United coach Bert Whalley, secretary Walter Crickmer and trainer Tom Curry also lost their lives along with two crew members and other passengers, including the M.E.N. United correspondent Tom Jackson and former Manchester City player Frank Swift, who was a reporter with the News of the World. …

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