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Cpl Marvin H. Long
Right Gunner

Photo courtesy of John H. Long, Jr.
brother of Cpl Marvin H. Long

Entered the Service from: Tennessee
Died: April 28, 1945
Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu, Hawaii

Marvin H. Long was born (9 Aug. 1919) to John Hartsell Long Sr. and Susan Lorena Jane (Clemens) of Maryville, Blount County, TN. He was 25 yrs old at the time of his loss.

He graduated from Maryville High School.

He worked for ALOCA Aluminum in Aloca, TN, an ajoing town of Maryville, TN. He attended Maryville College while attending working there.

WWII Enlistment Records show his enlistment was 7 Aug 1943 at Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia.

He married Dorothy Jane Shields. She later married after college in New York to Arthur Lucas
(1) some time in about the late 1940's.

(1) regarding 2nd marriage - John H. Long, Jr. (brother); additional source: "The "Connection" in East Tennessee by Izora Waters Frizzell, Olga Jones, Edwards pg. 109.

If anyone has any additional information about Marvin H. Long or a member of his crew please contact

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Source: American Battle Momuments Commission War Dead Database; John H. Long, Jr., brother