VF-191 Satan’s Kittens F-14a Model
A beautifully carved 18 inch F-14 model of the VF-191 Satan’s Kittens! They became famous when the Blue Angels dissolved because they all had volunteered for combat duty in Korea.
VF-191 was established as fighter squadron VF-19 on 15 August 1943. On 15 November 1946 it was re-designated VF-19A. On 24 August 1948 it was finally re-designated VF-191 and adopted the new nickname Satan’s Kittens. It was disestablished on 1 March 1978.
VF-191 and sister squadron VF-194 were the two shortest-lived F-14 squadrons in history. The original VF-191 took part in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During the latter conflict the squadron took part in several combat cruises, flying variants of the F-8 Crusader. After Vietnam, they continued operations with the F-8 until 1976, when they transitioned to the F-4 Phantom II. A single cruise in the F-4 followed, as they were was disestablished in 1978.