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Nelson Krueger and his time with Shepherd I

Nelson Krueger, Lawrence resident, was on the flight crew for Shepherd I, Pope John Paul II's aircraft for his first visit to the United States in 1979.

Nelson Krueger poses with Pope John Paul II's rain-soaked cape. Krueger hung the cape on a cockpit air vent to dry so it would be ready for the pope to wear at his speech before the United Nations General Assembly. Nelson Krueger, Lawrence resident, was one of the pilots for Shepherd I, Pope John Paul II's aircraft for his first visit to the United States in 1979.

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