Nelson Krueger's Shepherd I trip: Des Moines, Iowa

By Brenna Hawley · April 23, 2011 · Comment on this

Pope John Paul II wanted to add a stop in Des Moines, Iowa, last-minute to his flight path because he wanted to visit Living History Farms. 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.


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