Picked up at Lincoln, Nebraska and flown overseas in June ‘44 by Bryan’s crew with a call sign of EQ99 for that flight … hence the phonetic name of “Easy Queen” was adopted as the aircraft name. The crew painted the name on in Dakar, Africa, en route to Italy. She was downed over the Ferrara railroad bridge on 29 August ‘44 with Bryan’s crew aboard and Bill Bolt as CP. All 11 men taken German POW. MACR 8331.