America’s jubilation at the announcement of victory over Japan and the end of World War II is reflected in this photo of a US sailor clutching a nurse in a celebratory kiss as thousands gathered in Times Square in New York.
Sailors aboard the U.S.S. Catfish, photographed by Bob Campbell on Feb 22, 1947. If youre looking to pick up a girl two years after World War II, you could do worse than, Im a sailor on a submarine, would you like to hold my puppy? Theres a larger version of this photo in the post.
U.S. Navy Sailor's uniform, World War II period (photo taken at the Smithsonian American History Museum, February 2013). My grandfather went into the Navy at the age of 15 upon lying about his age. This is sailor's fatigue clothing that every seaman would have been issued upon entering the service.
My fav photo of all time!!! Alfred Eisenstaedt captured a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on V-J Day in 1945. The photo appeared on the cover of Life magazine. (Alfred Eisenstaedt/Life Magazine)
This custom wedding cake topper from http://weddingsculptures.com was inspired by the famous World War II photo of the sailor kissing a nurse! As you see, not all cake toppers have to be displayed on the cake!
The Empire of Japan launched a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7, 1941, killing 2,350 people. In this photo, sailors stand amid wreckage watching as the USS Shaw explodes in the background. The attack effectively drew the United States into World War II.