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