Who Is The Iconic Kissing Sailor? New Book Tells All

The Kissing Sailor
Buzz, Love

A new book called "The Kissing Sailor" hopes to put an end to a 67-year-old mystery.

Life magazine's famous 1945 photo of a sailor kissing his gal in Time Square left no doubt to a battle-weary nation that World War II was over.

What has always been up for argument, however, is the identity of that smooching couple, caught locking lips 67 years ago today.

Various Navy vets and nurses have stepped forward over the years to take credit for that iconic embrace, and now that debate takes a new turn with the publication of "The Kissing Sailor: The Mystery Behind the Photo That Ended World War II."

Co-authors Lawrence Verria, a high school history teacher, and George Galdorisi, a retired Navy captain, believe that they've identified the woman as a dental assistant on her lunch break and the man as a tipsy sailor who'd been on a date with another young lady that historic afternoon.

Rest the rest on Huffington Post Weird News: Who Is The Iconic Kissing Sailor? New Book Tells All

More from Huffington Post Weird News:


Photo Credit: Tumblr

This article was originally published at . Reprinted with permission from the author.