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Operational Archives Branch
Naval Historical Center
805 Kidder Breese Street SE
Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

Papers of Captain
E. John Long,

Biographical Note

Edward John Long was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania on 6 March 1900. He was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1918, and resigned one year later to attend Columbia University. He later attended Oxford University. On 16 November 1937, he was appointed a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Recalled to active duty on 2 December 1940, he was appointed to head the Photographic Section, holding that post for the next four years, and later had duty with the Commander in Cheif Pacific Fleet and as Assistant Curator of the museum at the Naval Academy. He was relieved from active duty on 15 January 1946.

Scope and Content Note

These papers concern Captain E. John Long's duties during World War II and post-war years in relation to naval photography, combat art, and the "Battle Report" history series.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as the Papers of E. John Long, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.

Subject Headings (LCSH)

World War, 1939-1945--United States--Photography.
War Photography, United States.
World War, 1939-1945--United States--Art and the War.


1 cubic foot

12 May 2003