WWII veteran identified as 'kissing sailor' dies

A sailor kisses a nurse in New York at the celebration of the Japanese surrender.

The sailor who was captured in one of the 20th century’s most iconic photos died on Sunday.

Posted: Feb 18, 2019 12:00 PM

NEW YORK (WTVA) - The sailor who was captured in one of the 20th century’s most iconic photos died on Sunday.

NBC News reports World War II veteran George Mendonsa died at the age of 95.


George Mendonsa | Photo: MGN Online

On Aug. 14, 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt photographed a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square as the nation celebrated Japan’s surrender.

His claim of being the famous sailor was verified using facial recognition technology.

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