Kissing Sailor, End of WWII


Zo984. The Kissing Sailor stature on the pier, alongside USS Missouri BB-63 on Ford Island, in Pearl Harbor, this is 2019 picture.
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Album description:

Many young people don’t realize, that the world today was shaped by WWII in many, many ways. In my case, born in in 1945, and even remember 3 things in 1945, made me what I am, caused me to be where I’m now. WWII is always on my mind!

Pearl Harbor certainly played a role in WWII and the USS Missouri is here. The surrender of Japan was signed on the deck of this ship on the 2nd Sep 1945 and a great American Icon, Gen. MacArthur signed the document for the world.

That the ship is here in Pearl Harbor is a great reminder that the terrible war has ended. In Aug. 1945, when Japan accepted the surrender, a sailor in New York demonstrated his happy feeling of the end of the war because his chance of dying just went away.

When I visited the Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, I subscribed to their weekly mailing of the “Aviation Museum at Home”. This mailing has stories and links to many, many, WWII stories, interviews etc. But I dwelled on the Kissing Sailor. It is the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII. They sent this video URL, click here:

Like most people, I have seen the iconic picture of the kissing sailor many times, but this video lets you meet the people who done it, a very interesting story. I made some screen shots and got two of my pictures of the stature of the kissing sailor with that wonderful nurse, next to the USS Missouri and made this album.
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Zo985. Close-up of the Kissing Sailor stature on the pier, alongside USS Missouri BB-63 on Ford Island, in Pearl Harbor, this is 2019 picture.

Zo986. This is one of 4 screenshots from a video of CBS “This Morning” program presented 5 years ago for the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. The sailor is kissing the Nurse who he never met before, his girlfriend is behind him, and can be seen over his right shoulder.

Zo987. This is one of 4 screenshots from a video of CBS “This Morning” program presented 5 years ago for the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. In this CBS screen shot are that kissing sailor and the nurse, 70 years later.

Zo988. This is one of 4 screenshots from a video of CBS “This Morning” program presented 5 years ago for the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. The sharp and fast photographer took a series of shot. It is estimated that the kiss perhaps was 10 seconds long.

Zo989. This is one of 4 screenshots from a video of CBS “This Morning” program presented 5 years ago for the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Here, are the kissing sailor and his wife of 69 years of marriage at the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII. Both people are in the first of these 4 pictures. Watch the video, if you want to know what the two ladies have the say about this iconic picture. The sailor was a Sailor!

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