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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2007 5:55 pm | Updated: 8:10 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

The Commemorative Air Force Aircraft Museum in Mesa will hold an open house on Nov. 11, featuring a new exhibit honoring “Chow Hound,” the B-17 Flying Fortress lost during World War II.

The special Veterans Day exhibit dedicated to "Chow Hound" opens at 1:00 p.m. The exhibit will feature photos and posters honoring the crew of the B-17 Flying Fortress, which was lost in action over France on August 8, 1944.

Scottsdale resident Marion Burkhardt lost her brother Henry F. Kortebein, a crewmember aboard “Chow Hound,” in the 1944 crash. Burkhardt has donated artifacts that were recovered from the crash site in France in July 2004, which will be featured in the exhibit.

The museum is located at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa, at 2017 N. Greenfield Rd. Doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $7 for ages 14-adult, $3 for ages 6-13, and free for kids 5 and under.

For more information, visit www.arizonawingcaf.com.

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