Destin resident Tim Krueger's dream came true Wednesday afternoon with The Wings of Freedom Tour.
Krueger, along with his father Roger and son Blake boarded a B-24, named Witchcraft, for a flight from Tallahassee back to Destin.
The three generations landed in Destin around 1 p.m. with wide smiles across their faces.
"It was terrific," Roger said of the flight. "And cold."
Tim proudly boasted of his father's military past. During World War II, Roger was a tail gunner who flew 51 missions in a B-24.
"Now, 52," he joked.
This mission, however, was more family-friendly.
"No Germans were attacked today," Tim said with a laugh.
The Wings of Freedom tours, which allow people to explore and fly in WWII bomber and fighter aircraft, is made possible by the Collings Foundation. The tour visits 110 cities every year and draws about four million people nationwide every year. They landed in Destin on Wednesday and took off Friday at noon for their next stop.Without the foundation, the Krueger men might not have had such an experience.
"This is the last B-24 flying in the world," Tim said. "There were over 18,000 at one point."
The "living history" tour gave the Kruegers a unique bonding experience.
"It was fun to hang out and freeze together," Blake said.