Never doubt the power of the stache
The rakish gentleman with the Tom Selleck lip lizard is USAF Col (later Brig, Gen) Robin Olds. Olds was a “triple ace” whose father was one of the founders of U.S. combat aviation. Born in 1922, Olds attempted to join the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1939 at age 17 but was thwarted by his father’s refusal to approve his enlistment papers. Instead he went on to West Point and by 1943 was flying P-38s.
Over the next 30 years he racked up a combined total of 16 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War where he had updated his ride to the F-4 Phantom.
He finished his career as commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy.