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According to WIKI they were a logistical and support squadron the name changed in the 70's from H&MS to MALS
Doesn't look like they "flew" any particular air frames...

"Provide aviation logistics support, guidance, planning and direction to Marine Aircraft Group squadrons on behalf of the commanding officer, as well as logistics support for Navy funded equipment in the supporting Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS), Marine Air Control Group (MACG), and Marine Aircraft Wing/Mobile Calibration Complex (MAW/MCC).
Provide intermediate level maintenance for aircraft and aeronautical equipment of all supported units and, when authorized, perform first-degree repair on specific engines.
Provide aviation supply support for aircraft and Navy-funded equipment to all supported units.
Provide Class V(a) ammunition logistics support to the MAG's squadrons. This support encompasses the requisitioning, storage, handling, assembly, transportation, and inventory reporting of Class V(a) ammunition. Be capable of planning for, and operating, an airfield ammunition issue point at expeditionary airfields.
Interpret, implement, audit, inspect, and provide oversight for the MAG, CO, of all policies and procedures relating to the administration and management of operations and maintenance, Navy funds, aviation supply, and aircraft"

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I will have to look up the squadron history, but these H&MS Squadrons were changed to MALS Squadrons in the 80's. While these squadrons were H&MS they did fly aircraft. I believe H&MS-24 flew A-4 and TA-4 Skyhawks. Once these squadrons transitioned to MALS, they surrendered their aircraft and started serving in only a support role. MALS-24 would be associated with MAG-24. Semper Fi - Jeff

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H&MS(Headquarters and maintenance Squadron) 24 was based in North Carolina and then Hawaii,and held the unit designation from 1954 to 1988.I found references to A-4 Skyhawks and OV-10 Broncos associated with the unit.

 

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24

Active
1 March 1942 – present
Country United States
Allegiance United States of America
Branch United States Marine Corps
Type Logistics
Role Aviation logistics support
Part of Marine Aircraft Group 24
1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Garrison/HQ Marine Corps Base Hawaii
Nickname Warriors
Engagements World War II
* Battle of Bougainville
* Philippines Campaign, 1944-45
Commanders
Current commander LtCol Edwin R. Rich II

Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 (MALS-24) is an aviation logistics support unit of the United States Marine Corps. Known as the "Warriors", they fall under the command of Marine Aircraft Group 24 (MAG-24) and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) and are currently based at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Contents
1 Mission
2 History
2.1 World War II
2.2 1949–1967
2.3 1968 – present

Mission
Provide aviation logistics support, guidance, planning and direction to Marine Aircraft Group squadrons on behalf of the commanding officer, as well as logistics support for Navy funded equipment in the supporting Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS), Marine Air Control Group (MACG), and Marine Aircraft Wing/Mobile Calibration Complex (MAW/MCC).
Provide intermediate level maintenance for aircraft and aeronautical equipment of all supported units and, when authorized, perform first-degree repair on specific engines.
Provide aviation supply support for aircraft and Navy-funded equipment to all supported units.
Provide Class V(a) ammunition logistics support to the MAG's squadrons. This support encompasses the requisitioning, storage, handling, assembly, transportation, and inventory reporting of Class V(a) ammunition. Be capable of planning for, and operating, an airfield ammunition issue point at expeditionary airfields.
Interpret, implement, audit, inspect, and provide oversight for the MAG, CO, of all policies and procedures relating to the administration and management of operations and maintenance, Navy funds, aviation supply, and aircraft.
History
World War II
The squadron was activated on 1 March 1942 at Marine Corps Air Station Ewa, Oahu, Hawaii, as Headquarters and Service Squadron 24 and assigned to Marine Aircraft Group 24, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing. They deployed during March 1942 to Efate, New Hebrides. During June 1942, they relocated to Santa Barbara, California and on 1 July 1942 they were redesignated as Headquarters Squadron 24. The squadron redeployed during September 1943 to Efate, New Hebrides, and were reassigned to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing. They participated in the Battle of Bougainville and the Philippines Campaign, 1944-45. In September–October 1945 they were moved to Peiping, China and participated in the occupation of North China from October 1946 to April 1947. MALS-24 was relocated during May–July 1949 to Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina and assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.
1949–1967
The squadron was redesignated 15 February 1954 as Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron 24 (H&MS-24) and they participated in the Cuban Missile Crisis in November 1962.
1968 – present
MALS-24 (designated H&MS-24 at this time) was relocated to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii in April, 1968 and reassigned to the 1st Marine Brigade. They were redesignated 5 October 1988 as Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24. They were again redesignated 1 October 1994 as Marine Aviation Logistics Support Element, Kaneohe, and assigned to Aviation Support Element, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force. In February 2002, the squadron reverted to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24.

 

Your nice patch is probably from the 50's to 70's before the scroll was added.Here is a more modern one:

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High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silver wings;

Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hovering there

I've chased the shouting wind along and flung

My eager craft through footless halls of air.

Up, up the long delirious, burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,

where never lark, or even eagle flew;

and while, with silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

 

John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

June 9, 1922 – December 11, 1941

 

 

 

" And each man stands with his face in the light of his own drawn sword. Ready to do what a hero can." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

 

Don't let the B@stards wear you down -"Vinegar" Joe Stillwell

 

 

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world.Unreasonable

people attempt to adapt the world to themselves.All progress,

therefore, depends on unreasonable people.

George Bernard Shaw

 

 

" Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining" , Fletcher,from the movie "The outlaw Josey Wales"

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