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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.

Pope John Paul II greets people while exiting Shepherd I after a night arrival at Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Nelson Krueger observes his special passenger from the cockpit window. 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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