GREENWICH, Conn. – A Connecticut man who helped get a groundbreaking photograph of dead American soldiers during World War II published, has died. He was 94.
The son of A.B.C. "Cal" Whipple says his father died Sunday of pneumonia.
Chris Whipple says his father was a Pentagon correspondent for Life magazine who tried to persuade the military to allow a photo of three dead soldiers on a landing beach to be published. He says President Franklin D. Roosevelt eventually cleared the photo.
Whipple says publication of the photo taken by George Strock ended the censorship rule, boosted support for the war and had a lasting effect on photo journalism.
His father become executive editor of Time-Life Books and wrote more than a dozen books about maritime history.