NAVAL AVIATION NEWS

 VF-191 SATANS KITTENS
Cdr. R. M. "Butch" Voris

Published in the January 1955 Issue of Naval Aviation News
Photographer & Author: Unknown

VF-191 Set AirPac High
Squadron Deployed to NAAS Fallon


This photo is of an F9F Cougar at Naval Aviation Museum NAS Pensacola, Florida

VF-191 has set a new ComAirPac gunnery record at the Navy's desert installation, NAAS Fallon, according to a ComAirPac release.

Of the 29 pilots participating, 20 had never made firing runs in the F9F-6 Cougar before. A squadron qualifiaction average of 34% was realized. The Navy record is held by VF-81 with a squadron average of 42.9%.

Flying 1,008 sorties for a total of 1,052 hours on air-to-air gunnery, the squadron flew for 17 days, averaging 62 hours per day. The 23 Cougars expended 101,000 rounds of practice ammunition. Aircraft availability remained above 90%.

Nine members of the squadron scored 40% or above. Paced by LCdr. "Slim" Graning, VF-191 XO, high of 67%, Ltjg Harry Jevas came through with 52%; Cdr. "Butch" Voris, CO, had 49%. Voris was followed by two Air Force exchange pilots, Capts. Miles Taylor and Mo Weber, both with 44%. Lt. Bill Armstrong scored 42%, Ltjg. Dean Chaix 41%, and Ltjgs. Robin McGlohn and Bud Meadows 40%.

In order for a pilot to fire a qualifying score, he had to fire 100 of the 200 rounds on ammo loaded in his guns.

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