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The German crew of the Dornier Wal flying boat D-AFAR Samum:

  • Flugkapitän Kurt Grosschopff
  • Flugzeugführer Karl Esau
  • Flugzeugfunker Karl Schmischke
  • Flugmaschinist Franz Preuschoff


The Italian crew of the Cant Z 506B I-LAMA :

On the way home the I-LAMA had the following guests on board:

  • Capitano Viola

Capitano Viola worked at the Italian embassy in Rio de Janeiro.

Apart from the crew of the flying boat Samum many other parties from different nations were involved in the rescue operation as well.