WWII Pentagon Correspondent Dies At Age 94

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut man who helped get a groundbreaking photograph of dead American soldiers during World War II published, has died. He was 94.

A.B.C. “Cal” Whipple of Greenwich died Sunday of pneumonia. His death was confirmed by his son, Chris Whipple.

Chris Whipple says his father was Pentagon correspondent for Life magazine who tried to convince the military to allow the photo by George Strock 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 ended the censorship rule, boosted support for the war and had a lasting effect on photo journalism.
His father went on to become executive editor of Time-Life Books and wrote more than a dozen books about maritime history.
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