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American Military Patches, Other Insignia and Decorations of World War Two by Dr. Howard G. Lanham c.2000

Shoulder Sleeve Insignia of Marine Corps Aviation Units

Second World War

First Designs

HQ Marine Air Wing 4th Air Wing 4th Air Wing
HQ Marine Air Wing 1944 (1) Fourth Air Wing c1944 (2)
Similar insignia exist
for Air Wings one to four.
Fourth Air Wing Variation c1944 (3)

Second Designs

FMF-PAC HQ 1st Air Wing
HQ Air Fleet Marine Force Pacific 1945 (4) First Air Wing 1945
Similar insignia exist for Air Wings one to four.


  1. This officially approved design worn until replace by the HQ Aircraft Fleet Marine Force, Pacific insignia.
  2. The unofficial design replaced by approved second designs.
  3. Courtesy: Bob Capistrano
  4. Headquarters Marine Aircraft Wings, Pacific was renamed HQ Aircraft, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific September 13, 1944

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