Ray E. Krahn

B-29 Pilot Home on Leave After Battering Japs
First Lieutenant Ray E. Krahn, pilot of a B-29, returned to the United States on May 16 and is now visiting his wife and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Krahn, who live in this city.

Lieutenant Krahn went overseas in April 1944. He took part in the first raid on Japanese territory by B-29s. 

He wears the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with four Battle Stars.

Wed in Kansas
Miss Justine Sneen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Sneen of Eau Claire, and Lieutenant Ray E. Krahn of Smoky Hill Air Base, Salina, KS, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Krahn of Eau Claire, were married at 6 p.m. Thursday, January 13, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Salina. The Reverend Mr. Lilydahl performed the ceremony. The attendants were Lieutenant and Mrs. James Kemp. 

The bride wore a suit of watermelon pink with black accessories and a corsage of gardenias. Mrs. Kemp wore a brown suit and a corsage of gardenias.

Following the ceremony, a dinner was given in their honor at the Officers Club at the air base. 

The bride and groom are both graduates of Eau Claire High School. The bride has been employed in California for the past year. Lieutenant Krahn entered the service on January 3, 1942. 

Mrs. O. Dahl and Mr. William Harschlip gave a shower for the bride, and Mrs. Jalmer Berg, Mrs. Elmer Larson, and Mrs. Krahn also held a shower at the Krahn home.  

The couple is now at 308 West Kirwin Avenue, Salina, Kansas.