Have they found Life Magazine’s “kissing sailor”? July 29, 2007Posted by daveintexas in Current Events, History.
Another sailor has come forward, making a total of 10 men to claim “I kissed that nurse in New York“. A Texan, Glenn McDuffie, 80.
The photo, taken by Life photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, is one of the more famous images in the early days following the end of the war. Taken on August 14, 1945, VJ Day, it shows a jubilant sailor and New Yorkers celebrating the news of the wars end.
And of course, McDuffie, or some other sailor taking advantage of the moment to steal a kiss from a pretty nurse.
McDuffie claimed he held his left hand at an angle so the photographer could see her face, and he’s the only one of the claimants who has offered an explanation for it.
Maybe it was him.