VF-191 Satan’s Kittens F-4J (1976) Model
Relive flying off the USS Coral Sea in this carefully carved and painted F-4J model of the VF-191 Satan’s Kittens. Each model is carefully carved and painted to provide a unique piece of art that will go great with the goat locker.
Model is 18 inches in length.
Fighter Squadron 191 was an aviation unit of the United States Navy. It was established in 1943 and disestablished in 1978. The squadron was nicknamed Satan’s Kittens.
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 squadron 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, they were disestablished in 1978.