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Kurt Grosschopff
Kurt Grosschopff
Mario Stoppani
Mario Stoppani

This page is in memory of Captain Kurt Grosschopff.

On February 2, 1938 he and his crew saved the life of Italian pilot Mario Stoppani in a spectacular rescue operation.

Stoppani's plane caught fire and crashed into the South Atlantic off the coast of Brazil.           

Out of a crew of 5 Stoppani was the only survivor.

Picture Credits

K├Âlnische Illustrierte Zeitung, Nr. 6, Seite 175, 1938 (both pictures)