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.

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.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Gallery updated: 7/28/2013 11:51 AM

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Images of The Wings of Freedom Tour Saturday at Chicago Executive Airport in Wheeling.
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