NORTHBROOK, Ill. (CBS) — A 20-minute airplane ride was a dream come true for some World War II veterans on Sunday.

They enjoyed flights provided by the nonprofit Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation.

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The vets are residents at the Covenant Living retirement facility in Northbrook.

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Fred Springs and Aleck Johnson, both 99, and 95-year-old Gil Heinrich each flew in a 1942 Boeing Stearman on Sunday.

It is the same type of plane used to train military aviators back in the 1940s.

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Each of the veterans also received a commemorative World War II medal.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff