Cryptogram: Digital Lepidopteran

In 1945, researchers at Harvard University extracted a 2-inch-long moth from the innards of an experimental computer. The insect is legendary among programmers, thanks to an account by the Navy rear admiral who invented Cobol and the compiler.

To read the account, decode it by substituting letters. You have to figure out the code yourself, but here's one hint:
A = G

'SNWC LXGB W B, KXGB FBRLXPBA KGBL
KNWBA KPLX F UWCIHLGN, KG MFPY PL
XFY DHAM PB PL.'
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'ANFUG CHNNFR XWIIGN
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