Minutes after the world heard of Japan’s surrender to the United States on August 14th, 1945, Alfred Eisenstaedt took a picture of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square.

That photo, taken 70 years ago today, would become one of the most famous photographs in history after being published in Life Magazine.

The sailor? George Mendonsa who was born in Newport, RI and now calls Middletown, RI his home.

Read More: 70 years later, the ‘Kissing Sailor’ tells all: A war, a kiss, a mystery

Here’s a good look at his legendary story…


More From What’s Up Newp

Ryan M. Belmore

Ryan M. Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and Lucy's Hearth. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

Leave a comment