Although in use in the field, the insignia was never officially approved because, as stated in a 22 September, 1944 memo, the insignia was not in keeping with the dignity of the Service and employs red. Although the nude little angel could hardly have raised any eyebrows, the point about the color red was technically correct.
Immediately after Pearl Harbor, the red center roundel in the national star insignia used by all Services had been deleted to prevent confusion with the Japanese Rising Sun insignia. This prohibition of red carried over to tail-striping and other forms of insignia.
The squadron used several intervening insignia through the years before finally adopting in the early 1980s the official insignia consisting of a golden halo and red devils pitch fork rising from fire on a starred blue background.