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FRANKFURT NEWS LINE

SKY PILOT TO WED BY OCEAN PHONE
   FRANKFURT, Germany, June 18 (AP) A stocky paratrooper chaplain from Fort Worth, Texas, who has married scores of Americans in Frankfurt, will be married Wednesday by transatlantic telephone.
   Chaplain Dwight L. Baker, 25, of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, will go to a phone booth at 5 p. m. Frankfurt time (11 a. m. EDT) and be married by his Baptist minister-father standing by his bride-to-be in Fort Worth.
   Baker said he was being married by phone so he could bring his bride overseas. He will be married again when she arrives. The bride-to-be is Miss Emma Elizabeth Weatherly, 27, of Swannanoa, N. C.

[Wilkes Barre Times-Leader, The Evening News, Wilkes Barre, PA, Sat Sept 28, 1946, Page 18]

Do You Take' ...
   Chaplain 1/Lt Dwight L. Baker, 25, of the 508th Prcht Inf., couldn't make it to his own wedding, so in Frankfurt he repeated his wedding vows over the trans-Atlantic telephone ...

[Stars and Stripes, Sep 1946]

A 5,500-MILE SEPARATION failed to stop Emma E. Weatherly (right), of Swanannoa, N. C., from becoming the June bride of Lt. Dwight L. Baker, stationed in Frankfurt, Germany. Here ceremony is performed in Ft, Worth, Tex., over trans-Atlantic phone by groom's father, Rev. W. D. Baker (left). Watching is groom's brother, Bill. (International)

[The News-Herald, Franklin, PA, 24 Jun 1946, Mon, Page 11]

 

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