Karl Hackstetter
Basser's World Record Flight
     From the left: Curt Ungewitter, Rumpler Works Pilot, Flugzeugfuhrer No. 683 from 17.2.1914; Rekordflieger Robert Thelan, Flugzeugfuhrer Nr.9 from 11.5.1910; Hackstetter; Gustav Basser, with a floral wreath on his arm, Flugzeugfuhrer Nr. 354 from 24.1.1913; Rumpler; Werkmeister Schurer; Werner Wieting, Flugzeugfuhrer Nr. 312 from 15.10.1912 ( bildete als Fluglehrer u.a. Gunther Pluschow, den "Flieger von Tsingtau" aus); M. von Stoephasius, Flugzeugfuhrer Nr. 434 from 17.6.1913.
     Gustav Basser had just concluded his world record flight, in a Rumpler of course!
Text and photo courtesy of Rene Hackstetter, 10-30-04

     If you search for "M. von Stoephasius", using the Google search engine, (10-30-04), you will not find any relevant links. However, the one immediately below does help.

Pilotenschein- Nummer
     This page offers some basic details on M. von Stoephasius, as well as hundreds of other pioneer German aviators. Curt was identified in the photograph above as Pilot #434. You can find his entry by clicking on the title above and scrolling down to number 434.

I have no information as to the dates of his birth or death.
Editor's Note:
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