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World War II Wings of Freedom Tour

World War II Wings of Freedom Tour

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  • Pilot Stu Eberhardt of California and formally of Arlington Heights talks about the ride Alex Kwiatkowski, 20 , of Wheaton is about to take as a birthday present to him from his parents at the Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday. The ride cost three thousand two hundred dollars.

       Pilot Stu Eberhardt of California and formally of Arlington Heights talks about the ride Alex Kwiatkowski, 20 , of Wheaton is about to take as a birthday present to him from his parents at the Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday. The ride cost three thousand two hundred dollars.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois touches the fuselage of the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.

       Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois touches the fuselage of the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The B-24 Liberator lands at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.

       The B-24 Liberator lands at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Long lines of people wait to check out the B-24 Liberator which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.

       Long lines of people wait to check out the B-24 Liberator which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • View of Chicago from the B-24 Liberator which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.

       View of Chicago from the B-24 Liberator which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • The B-17 Flying Fortress sits on the runway tarmac at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as crowds gather to see that plane and also the P-51 Mustang andB-24 Liberator.

       The B-17 Flying Fortress sits on the runway tarmac at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as crowds gather to see that plane and also the P-51 Mustang andB-24 Liberator.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Pilot Stu Eberhardt of California formally of Arlington Heights talks about the ride Alex Kwiatkowski, 20 , of Wheaton is about to take as a birthday present to him from his parents at the Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday. The ride cost three thousand two hundred dollars.

       Pilot Stu Eberhardt of California formally of Arlington Heights talks about the ride Alex Kwiatkowski, 20 , of Wheaton is about to take as a birthday present to him from his parents at the Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday. The ride cost three thousand two hundred dollars.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • View of Chicago from the B-24 Liberator which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.

       View of Chicago from the B-24 Liberator which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Allan Karg along with Jason Karg and his kids, Drew, 8 , and Ava, 5 , of Aurora check out the B-17 Flying Fortress which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.

       Allan Karg along with Jason Karg and his kids, Drew, 8 , and Ava, 5 , of Aurora check out the B-17 Flying Fortress which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois stands by the tailgunner section of the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.

       Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois stands by the tailgunner section of the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois smiles fondly as he stands by the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.

       Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois smiles fondly as he stands by the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Long lines of people wait to check out the B-17 Flying Fortress which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.

       Long lines of people wait to check out the B-17 Flying Fortress which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois touches the fuselage of the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.

       Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois touches the fuselage of the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Mina Walldorf, 7, of Libertyville along with her dad Karl and brother Erich, 5 , check out the B-17 Flying Fortress which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.

       Mina Walldorf, 7, of Libertyville along with her dad Karl and brother Erich, 5 , check out the B-17 Flying Fortress which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • View of Chicago from the B-24 Liberator which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.

       View of Chicago from the B-24 Liberator which landed at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday as part of the 2013 Wings of Freedom Tour.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois touches the fuselage of the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.

       Jim Brahos, 90, of Beach Park, Illinois touches the fuselage of the B-24 Liberator, just like the one he was a tailgunner in during World War II serving the years 1942 through 1945 at Chicago Executive Airport on Saturday.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 

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