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.READ MORE: Worries Of A 'Twindemic' As Flu Season Coincides With The COVID-19 Pandemic
The vets are residents at the Covenant Living retirement facility in Northbrook.READ MORE: Simeon Career Academy Student Shot And Killed Just Blocks From School
Fred Springs and Aleck Johnson, both 99, and 95-year-old Gil Heinrich each flew in a 1942 Boeing Stearman on Sunday.
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Each of the veterans also received a commemorative World War II medal.