Berry Johnny - Manchester United Busby Babe - Photograph

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Johnny Berry (1926-1994), English footballer, who played for Birmingham City and Manchester United and four times for England, his career being cut short by the injuries he suffered in the Munich air disaster.

On the 6th of February 1958, the British European Airways Flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed at the time 'The Busby Babes', along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty-three of the 43 passengers on board the aircraft died in the disaster.

Original black and white 8x6 Associated Press agency photograph, dated 5th May 1957 and issued before Manchester United's FA Cup Final appearance, depicting Johnny Berry in full length action pose.

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