Home

                 

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)