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A Russian map shows delivery routes for seaplanes provided to the Soviet Union through Project Zebra during WWII. The military operation is receiving new attention in Elizabeth City, following a group from Odessa asking city officials for help learning about a Russian pilot and Odessa native, Vladimir Levin, who came to Elizabeth City for Project Zebra and died after his seaplane crashed in the Pasquotank River on Jan. 11, 1945.

Map courtesy Museum of the Albemarle

A Russian map shows delivery routes for seaplanes provided to the Soviet Union through Project Zebra during WWII. The military operation is receiving new attention in Elizabeth City, following a group from Odessa asking city officials for help learning about a Russian pilot and Odessa native, Vladimir Levin, who came to Elizabeth City for Project Zebra and died after his seaplane crashed in the Pasquotank River on Jan. 11, 1945.

Group hopes to solve WWII-era mystery

By Jon Hawley

The Daily Advance

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Elizabeth City residents are trying to fill in the missing pieces of the life and death of Capt. Vladimir Levin, a Russian pilot who died from a plane crash on the Pasquotank River during World War II.

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Technically

If he is from Odessa, wouldn't he be Ukrainian, even if it was part of the USSR at the time?

WWII mystery

Did they recover the plane and his body from the river? And where's the plane now? And where is Capt. Vladimir Levin buried at?

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