US sailor in iconic WWII kissing photograph dies

Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt clicked the picture on 14 August 1945

London: A US man believed to be the US Navy sailor kissing a nurse in an iconic end of World War 2 picture died on Sunday at a nursing home in Dallas, Texas. He was 86.Glenn McDuffie’s claim to be the man in the VJ day photo has been supported by a analysis done by police forensic artist, the BBC reported.

Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt clicked the picture as the news of Japan’s surrender filtered through New York’s Times Square on 14 August 1945. McDuffie had said that he was changing subway trains when he heard that Japan had surrendered. He said that he was so happy that he ran out in the street, and then she saw the nurse while on his way to visit his girlfriend.

McDuffie said that the nurse saw him hollering, he then just went right to her and kissed her. Edith Shain, who worked in a nearby hospital, said that she was the nurse in the photo. She died in 2010.

( Source : ANI )
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