Kurt Grosschopff                    Mario Stoppani


This page is in memory of Captain Kurt Grosschopff.


On February 2, 1938 he and his crew saved the live 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 Mario Stoppani was the only survivor.



Picture Credits

Kölnische Illustrierte Zeitung, Nr. 6, Page 175, 1938 (both pictures)