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Serbian Partisan, ready for about anything.
Rounds on American ( with beard?, wondering) are 20mmm
Beards were up to captains to allow or not. My MCPO father had one in the mid-1970s.
That would be for the guns of the F9F Panther he is standing next to, I bet.
I was in the CG & we got a new Commandant (Yost), his previous assignment had been something to do with the Navy. He liked the no bead look. On Fathers Day 1986 I shaved my beard off.
When I was USN ('75-'81)you had to submit a special request to grow a beard, I very seriously doubt it was even an option in the 50's especially aboard ship. The mask of your OBA would never seal.