The Museum of the Albemarle will host Project Zebra Day on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Museum of the Albemarle and Waterfront Park to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the crash of a PBN Nomad warplane into the Pasquotank River on January 11, 1945. Four Russian and one Canadian airmen lost their lives in the crash.

• 2:00 pm – Welcome and Character Reenactments
• 3:00 pm – Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Waterfront Park
• 4:00 pm – Reception

Project Zebra was a top-secret mission whereby 300 Soviet pilots were sent to Elizabeth City to be trained to fly PBN Nomad warplanes during World War II. It was part of President Roosevelt’s Lend-lease program.

Free and open to the public.


Museum of the Albemarle

501 South Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

(252) 331-4036

Updated December 7, 2019