VS-24 Duty Cat Squadron Patch – Plastic Backing
3.5 inch patch
Sea Control Squadron 24 (VS-24) was a squadron of the United States Navy. Originally established as VB-17 on 1 January 1943, it was redesignated as VA-5B on 15 November 1946, redesignated as VA-64 on 27 July 1948, redesignated as VC-24 on 8 April 1949 and redesignated as VS-24 on 20 April 1950, it was disestablished on 1 June 1956.
VB-17 based on USS Bunker Hill, used the SB2C Helldiver in its combat debut, attacking Rabaul on 11 November 1943.
VB-17 formed part of Carrier Air Group 17 (CVG-17) and operated from USS Hornet from February-June 1945.
VS-24 became the first fleet squadron to operate the AF-2S/W Guardian, receiving its first aircraft on 27 September 1950.
Home port assignments
1950-1951 NAS Norfolk 1951-1954 NAS Quonset Point, RI.