Greta Friedman, the woman who claimed she was the girl in the famous World War II picture, died on September 10 due to pneumonia.
In the famous picture, a sailor had kissed a random nurse after the World War II had ended and the picture over the years became symbolic.
The black and white photography was shot by renowned photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt on August 14, 1945, after the news had broken that Japan had surrendered.
For many years, no one knew who these two people in the photograph and many had come forward claiming they were the ones in the photograph.
Mendonsa in 2012 had said :
“It was the moment. You come back from the Pacific, and finally, the war ends. The excitement of the war being over, plus I had a few drinks … So when I saw the nurse, I grabbed her, and I kissed her.”
Greta meanwhile had said:
“That man was very strong. I wasn’t kissing him. He was kissing me. I did not see him approaching, and before I knew it, I was in this vice grip.”