Skip to main content

42-102972 - Heavenly Cent, Boston Blackie, Miss Boston
390th BG, 571 BS

My grandfather, James V. Edmondson was pilot of this plane for 18 missions starting on 5 June 1944 and last one on 25 August 1944

You can see how "Blackie" was taken off the plane and "Miss" added above Boston.



  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...


  • 42-102972 - Heavenly Cent - Boston Blackie - Miss Boston

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered, Cheyenne, 24/4/44; Kearney 6/5/44; Dow Field, 21/5/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-F] Framlingham, 26/5/44. Heavenly Cent; Missing in Action, Hannover, 14/3/45 with Roy Creaseman, Joe McAllister, Mike Bursin, Boyce Pruitt, George Gouldthrite,...


  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...


Date Contributor Update
08 January 2021 23:12:07 jeremyedmondson Changes to caption

Added note to look at the image to see the word Blackie had been removed and MISS added.

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2021 23:08:40 jeremyedmondson Changes to collection and aircraft associations

Personal collection

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2021 23:07:05 jeremyedmondson Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Personal collection acquired of the years.