MALS-46 provided administrative and logistical support to the squadrons of MAG-46 until deactivated in May 2001.
Activated March 1944 at El Toro, California, as Headquarters Squadron 46, Marine Base Defense Air Group 46, 4th Marine Base Defense Air Wing.
Marine Base Defense Aircraft Group 46 redesignated 10 November 1944 as Marine Aircraft Group 46.
Marine Aircraft Group 46 redesignated May 1945 as Marine Air Support Group 46.
Deactivated 15 March 1946
Reactivated July 1962 at MARTD, NAS Grosse Ile, Michigan, as Headquarters and Maintence Squadron 46, Marine Aircraft Group 46, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, USMCR
Relocated during 1965 to MARTD, NAS Brooklyn, New York.
Relocated during 1967 to MARTD, NAS Los Alamitos, California.
Relocated during 1970 to MCAS El Toro, California
Redesignated 1988 as Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 46.
Deactivated May 2001
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