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11 Sep

Woman in famous VJ Day ‘Kiss’ photo dies aged 92

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Woman in famous VJ Day ‘Kiss’ photo dies aged 92

Famous photo of VJ Day celebrations in Times Square on 14 August 1945

The woman kissed by a sailor in an iconic photograph marking the end of World War Two has died aged 92.

Greta Zimmer Friedman died of pneumonia at a hospital in Richmond, Virginia, her son Joshua Friedman said.

Ms Friedman was a 21-year-old dental assistant when she was grabbed and kissed by George Mendosa in New York’s Times Square on 14 August 1945.

The photo of that moment became one of the enduring images of the VJ Day celebrations in the US.

It was originally published as part of a round-up of celebration pictures in Life magazine.

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