Black Cat Squadron
Logos and Patches

VB71logo.gif (32450 bytes)
VPB-71 Black Cat squadron logo
contributed by Mark Balasi

 

VP34logo.JPG (41961 bytes)
VP-34 Black Cat squadron logo
(this image was sent to me by Robert B. Brougham)

 


VP-24 Black Cat squadron logo
(from the archives of the San Diego Aerospace Museum)

 

VP-12logo.jpg (35898 bytes)   VP-12logo2.jpg (9729 bytes)
VP-12 Black Cat squadron logos
Note the life saving ring, boxing gloves and bomb denoting the Black Cats varied roles.
(The color image was sent to me by Irvin Sullivan,

the black & white logo is from the Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons - Vol. 2)

 

Mystery-Logo.jpg (23093 bytes)
VPB-52 Black Cat squadron logo
(this image was sent to me by David Schneikart)

 

VP54logo.gif (75711 bytes) newVP54logo.gif (12217 bytes)
VP-54 Black Cat squadron logos
(the larger image was obtained courtesy of the VP-54 Squadron history website,
the smaller version is from the Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons - Vol. 2)

 

VP44logo.jpg (34133 bytes)
VPB-44 Black Cat squadron logo
This image was obtained courtesy of  N.A. Schneidewind, AMM1c of VP-44, U.S. Navy (Ret).
It was designed during WWII by VP-44 pilot LT Don Black. Note the radar antennas on the top of the cat's head.
(I found this patch on the Navy Patrol Squadron website.)

 

VP23logo.JPG (69564 bytes)
VP-23 Black Cat squadron logo
(this image was sent to me by Francis H. Clifton)

 

vp33logo.jpg (12795 bytes)
VPB-33 Black Cat squadron logo
Note the depth charge hanging from its tail.
(this image is from the Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons - Vol. 2)

 

new-vp33logo.jpg (11287 bytes)
Another VPB-33 Black Cat squadron logo
This logo looks to be a later vintage than the one shown above. It could be post-war.
Do you have any info on this patch?
(this image was obtained courtesy of the Navy Patrol Squadron website)

 

VP-101_Black_Widow_logo.jpg (26038 bytes)
Black Widow logo used by VP-101 on Black Cat missions
(this logo was later used by VPB-29, which grew out of VP-101)
I hope to re-do this logo in Photoshop when I get a chance, but I thought I would post it in its submitted form for now.
(this image was submitted by Larry Katz)


World War II Non-Black Cat logos of Black Cat squadrons

VP-101_logo.jpg (25064 bytes)
VP-101 squadron logo
(from the Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons - Vol. 2)

 

VP11logo.jpg (38337 bytes)
VP-11 squadron logo
(from the archives of the San Diego Aerospace Museum)

 

VP52logo.gif (20112 bytes)
VP-52 squadron logo
(from the archives of the San Diego Aerospace Museum)

 

VP-81_logo.jpg (8116 bytes)
VP-81 squadron logo
(from the Dictionary of American Naval Aviation Squadrons - Vol. 2)

 

VP91logo.gif (8747 bytes)
VP-91 squadron logo
(this image was sent to me by George B. Winter)

 


These are the only Black Cat squadron logos I have so far.....
I challenge all of the other Black Cat Squadron members (or any of you history buffs out there)
to send me images of any of the other Black Cat squadron patches to complete this collection.

 

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