In this and dozens of other, similar pictures made at New York’s Penn Station, LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt captured a private moment repeated in public millions of times over the course of the war: a guy, a girl, a goodbye — and no assurance that he’ll make it back. By war’s end, more than 400,000 American troops had been killed.
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- Injured Marine is lifted by a litter hoist, 1945 — Wounded on Okinawa, a Marine is lifted by a litter hoist from a landing craft to a Navy hospital ship on October 14, 1945. This type of hoist is used when rough water makes typing up at the gangway of the hospital ship hazardous. Share the History Love... [...]
- Raising the flag at the American consulate in Seoul, 1950 — Marine Pvt. 1st Class Luther Leguire raises U.S. Flag at American consulate in Seoul, while fighting for the city raged around the compound on September 27, 1950. Share the History Love... [...]
- Woman standing on soldier’s rock on Madeline Island, 1907 — Woman standing on soldier’s rock on Madeline Island in Wisconsin, 1907. Share the History Love... [...]
- V-J Celebration in St. Louis, 1945 — V-J Day celebration on Washington Avenue in St. Louis with two young women riding on the hood of a car, 1945. Share the History Love... [...]