Forensic Artist Identifies Sailor in Times Square V-J Day Smooch

November 2007
Military History;Nov2007, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p11
The article reports that a police forensic artist has identified the serviceman who paused to kiss a nurse in Times Square, New York City on August 14, 1945, which was a moment captured in "Life" magazine. After the war with Japan, thousands of servicemen and civilians gathered in Times Square to celebrate. Among them is a nurse named Edith Shain. As they emerge from the subway station, a smiling young sailor grabs the nurse, dips her and plants a long kiss. "Life" magazine photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt is on hand to capture the moment.


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