VP-24 Batmen Plaque
Capture your time with the VP-24 Batmen with this hand carved 14 inch wood plaque that you can proudly display in the goat locker!
The use of naval aviation insignia is a modern form of heraldry that dates back to the early period of naval aviation in the 1920’s and captures many proud moments of its history. The practice fosters a sense of pride, unit cohesion and contributes to high morale, esprit de corps and professionalism within the community. It also serves as an effective means of preserving a command’s tradition, continuity of purpose and recognition, as traced through its lineage. The following rules are provided to ensure that all command insignia and slogans are in keeping with the highest traditions of the proud naval aviation heritage.
VP-24, Patrol Squadron 24 was a United States Navy “Black Cat” squadron that flew the PBY-5A (patrol bomber) Consolidated PBY Catalina in the Pacific Theater of Operations of WWII (redesignated as VP-12). VP-24 served in Korean War flying Lockheed P-2 Neptune patrol planes. Later, VP-24 flew P-3 Orion aircraft. Other redesignations included the highly decorated VB-104 and VPB-104 during and VP-104 just after the war and VA-HM-13, returning to VP-24 Batmen before it was disestablished on April 30, 1995 as part of the post Cold War drawdown of forces.