Posted by Williams B. Gilmore on August 27, 2003
This term was originated during the Viet Nam war. The
"Doom" refers to Da Nang Officers' Open Mess. The pussy refers to the model of a cat which was kept on a mantel in the club. When nobody was killed during the day's missions, the cat was set to face outward. If a crew was killed, then the cat was set to face the wall.