Felix History, post WW2 VF-31 aircraft.
Fighting 31 Tomcatters is now the second oldest U S Navy squadron. It began in the 1930's as VB-1 flying Boeing F4Bs, Re-designated as VF-3 they flew F3F's ,F2A's, F4F's, during WW2 flying Hellcats two different squadrons claimed Felix as their mascot it being solved by the deactivation of one of them at he end of the war. Soon after they were designated VF-31 flying F8F Bearcats, F9F-2 Panthers in Korea, F2H-3 Banshees, F3H Demons, F-4B and F-4J Phantoms, F-14 Tomcats and finally F/A-18Es.
I was a plane captain with VF-31 in the seventies when they flew F-4Js on board Saratoga.
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