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#BREAKING:US World War II ‘Kissing Sailor’ Dies Aged 95

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George Mendonsa, the us sailor who have become well-known after being photographed celebrating the stop of world battle II by way of bending over and kissing 21-yr-old Greta Zimmer Friedman on VJ Day (Victory over Japan) in big apple's times rectangular, has died aged 95.

Mendonsa’s daughter, Sharon Molleur, said her father suffered a seizure and died on Sunday after a fall at a care domestic in Middleton, Rhode Island.

The photograph, which went on to end up one of the most enduring pix of the period, became taken by means of Alfred Eisenstadt as a spherical-up of party images for life mag. The photographer did now not supply the names of the kissing strangers so it turned into years before Mendonsa and Friedman, who died in 2016 elderly 92, were showed as the featured couple.

Eisenstadt defined how he watched the sailor going for walks along the road on 14 August 1945, grabbing any girl in sight.

“i used to be going for walks in advance of him with my Leica searching lower back over my shoulder however none of the photographs that had been viable thrilled me. Then suddenly, in a flash, I noticed something white being grabbed. I grew to become around and clicked the moment the sailor kissed the nurse. If she had been wearing a darkish get dressed i'd never have taken the image,” the photographer later wrote in his e-book.

Friedman, who have been working as a dental assistant, said she had not been aware of the photograph till the Sixties, noting that the kiss “wasn’t a romantic event” and became just a celebration.

Mendonsa had served inside the Pacific and became on domestic go away while the photo was taken.

The picture represented the experience of pleasure felt across the usa on the day Japan surrendered. But, a recent article in Time magazine suggested that the picture is “little more than the documentation of a completely public sexual attack.”

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