Frank Swift
(d.1940)

Died aged unknown

Frank Victor Swift (26 December 1913 – 6 February 1958) was an English footballer, who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City and England. After starting his career with local clubs near his home town of Blackpool, in 1932 he was signed by First Division Manchester City, with whom he played his entire professional career. Swift broke into the Manchester City first team in 1933, taking part in the club's run to the 1934 FA Cup Final, where the club triumphed 2–1 against Portsmouth. Three years later Swift won a League Championship medal, after playing in every match of Manchester City's championship-winning season. War denied Swift several years of playing in his prime, though during wartime he was chosen to represent his country in international matches. After the war he made his competitive international debut, playing 19 internationals between 1946 and 1949. Swift retired in 1949, taking up a career in journalism as a football correspondent for the News of the World. He died, aged 44, in the Munich air disaster after reporting on Manchester United's European Cup match against Red Star Belgrade.

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Abbey Road Depot bombing. Alf Bridgeman ARP rescue squad leader Fred Chilvers ARP rescue squad Hugh Dicken AFS Ted Dunn ARP demolition squad Matthew Fenwick ARP warden Fred Jones ARP warden Bill Long AFS Sid Lowings ARP light rescue squad leader George Odell ARP rescue squad Wally Porter ARP rescue squad Frank Swift ARP messenger Wally Turley AFS sub officer Bill Willis ARP stretcher bearer

Abbey Road, Stratford, E15, London, United Kingdom where they was killed (1940)