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USS LONG ISLAND   (AVG-1)
(later ACV-1 and CVE-1)

Commanding Officers
Commander Donald Bradley ("Wu") Duncan USNA 1917 2 June 1941 - 26 December 1941 ADM
Commander John Jennings Ballentine USNA 1918 (1) 26 December 1941 - 18 April 1942 ADM
Commander James Duke Barner 1918 (2) 18 April 1942 - 1 February 1943 RADM
Captain Edward Orrick McDonnell USNA 1912 1 February 1943 -    January 1944 VADM
Captain James Horner McKay USNA 1920    January 1944 -    October 1944  
Commander William Millage Nation USNA 1927    October 1944 - 27 August 1945 RADM
Captain Lex Leroy Black USNA 1928 27 August 1945 - 1 January 1946  
Commander Charles H. Franklin USNR 19?? 1 January 1946 - 26 March 1946  
(1): Graduated on 28 June 1917 with the Class of 1918.  [Back]
(2): Enlisted in the Navy in 1907. Got a commission as an Ensign in 1918.  [Back]

Source: Ron Reeves & Wolfgang Hechler; Skip Duett


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