Major John C. Egan, of the 100th Bomb Group, wearing a fez on his return from the Regensburg Shuttle mission. Printed caption on reverse: '"Arabian Knights Return": Men Who Made Shuttle-Bombing Raid On Regensburg. Wearing red fezes and carrying Arabian knives, the first contingent of airmen who participated in the shuttle-bombing raid on Regensburg returned from their temporary North African bases yesterday, August 22 - five days after the heavy attack on the Nazis' largest aircraft Messerschmidt factory. No bombs were carried on the return journey which was described by the pilot of one Fortress as "uneventful". Associated Press Photo Shows:- Major John C. Egan, of Manitowoe, Wis., Squadron Commander, is seen on his arrival back at a U.S. Bomber station "somewhere in England" wearing a fez. WOR 259903/9. 23-8-43-Y.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].
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- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 100th Bomb Group 418th Bomb Squadron
- Service Numbers: O-399510
- Highest Rank: Major
- Role/Job: Pilot, Pilot, Squadron Commander