24TH INTELLIGENCE SQUADRON
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Emblem


Description/Blazon

On a disc per fess wavy, Azure and Light Blue, a death's head Proper, emitting a lightning bolt from each eye socket Or, surmounting a large aerial bomb dropping bendwise sinister Gules, banded behind the nose and before the tail fins by two stripes of the first, all within a narrow border Blue.

Attached below the disc, a White scroll edged with a narrow Blue border and inscribed "24TH INTELLIGENCE SQ" in Blue letters.


Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and Air Force yellow are the Air Force colors. Blue alludes to the sky, the primary theater of Air Force operations. Yellow refers to the sun and the excellence required of Air Force personnel. The human skull represents the Squadron's determination to fulfill the assigned mission. The bomb is reminiscent of the strong resolve to defend against enemies. The lightning flashes reflect the illumination of knowledge provided by the unit's intelligence mission. The skull and aerial bomb are historical in design dating back to 1942 when the design was approved by General Henry "Hap" Arnold at HQ, U.S. Army Air Forces as the official marking for aircraft assigned to the 24th Observation Squadron.






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