Chapter 9 – The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corps

God Has Given Approval — Chapter 9 is dedicated to the courageous Christian soldiers!

But those who trust THE LORD
    will find new strength.
They will be strong like eagles
    soaring upward on wings

Isaiah 40:31a (CEV)



Lewis Frasier Osborne was in college studying to be an architect at the University of Cincinnati when he joined the military during World War II.

He lost only one fight as an amateur boxer.

When Lewis Osborne was a U. S. Army Private, he was unfairly ridden beyond discipline by a Sergeant Sorry.

Lewis Osborne challenged the sergeant to a boxing match.

After Lewis Osborne beat him up and won in the ring, Sergeant Sorry immediately stopped his antics against Lewis Osborne.

After this, the U. S. Army promoted Lewis Osborne to officer training school.

After his training, he became a famous pilot.

The generals had him fly them to where they needed to go in dangerous weather.

Lewis Osborne was sent by the military through Europe, Africa, and then Asia.

After World War II Lewis Osborne, though in the military, was made hotel manager for the tallest hotel in Shanghai, China.

The military wanted him to stay in China and he was offered an increase in military rank, but he declined, because it had been too long since he had seen his wife on the other side of the world,

Mrs. Phoebe Colbert Osborne is his wife, who you will see later in the film and was in a movie with Russ Tamblyn (who was with Victor Mature in “Samson and Delilah”, John Wayne in “How The West Was Won”, and was head of the Jets in the “West Side Story”).

Toward the end of The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie is the wedding between Charles Woodyard (who was a tailgunner against the Nazis in Europe from Williamstown, Kentucky [where Ken Ham from Australia built the 800 acre Ark Encounter theme park] and later Charles Woodyard was the contractor, who put the lighting in Fulton County Stadium and some of the skyscrapers in Atlanta, Georgia) and Mrs. Phoebe Colbert Osborne’s sister, Marian Colbert Woodyard (who later gave tours of the Georgia Governor’s Mansion, while Jimmy Carter was governor and campaigned for Ronald Reagan).

There are other notable people in this movie, as well.

The vintage aircraft has been popular with historians who have enjoyed the movie, and I was told to leave any diagonal lines in the movie, because of authenticity.

The last full scene is Lewis Osborne getting into a fighter plane.

Lewis Osborne and Phoebe Colbert Osborne are my parents,  Brother Phil Osborne.

There is a moment of silence at the end of the movie.


The main Music with the 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corps movie is played, Sung, and mostly written by Brenda  Sheets, which she made in Arizona for me and now for this historical film.

A pastor, who owned 7 radio stations, told me her music is Anointed (from God), even though I knew this years before.

I first met Brenda at a church I was visiting in Newport, Kentucky.

She is blind since birth.

Her Music also touched my soul.

She was on her way to Arizona from New York City, where she had  been in worship services with Christian Russian immigrants.


When Brenda was a teenager she was not a Christian and was taking illegal drugs; but, fortunately, she stopped sinning, asked God, The Father for forgiveness, successfully asked Jesus, The Faithful And True Witness into her heart.

She was involved in the beginning of Teen Challenge.

David Wilkerson was from a different part of the country and read about the violent street gangs of  New York City.

He decided to stop it, so he traveled with God to New York City and confronted the gangs with the Gospel.

Much is history now and many gang members got Saved.

[A movie was made about him, “The Cross And The Switchblade” with Pat Boone starring as David Wilkerson.]

David Wilkerson founded Teen Challenge, which is now across the country, because the success rate of getting people off of hard core drugs has been around 90%, because the Savior, Jesus is involved in it.

You might appreciate her Testimony Song.

After this The Comforter, The Holy Spirit worked a Miracle and had Brenda Sheets supernaturally speak in Hebrew!

She did not know what she was saying until someone, who knew Hebrew (a complex language), told her what she was saying.

She went to Israel and learned in just a few months Hebrew fluently!

And even after this, The Holy Spirit worked another miracle for her and had Brenda supernaturally speak Russian!

Again she did not know what she was speaking!

With the Help Of The Holy Spirit she knows Russian (another complex language) fluently!

This obedient to Jesus woman went to Israel, when a multitude of Jews were allowed to finally leave the Soviet Union to Israel.

These many Russian Jews did not know Israel’s language, Hebrew, nor did they know Jesus, Yeshua, The Messiah, The Christ personally before entering Israel.

Guess who checked these Russian immigrants into Israel?

Brenda Sheets! who knows Russian, knows Hebrew, and was a fine witness for Jesus, Yeshua!

Sid Roth, founder and host of It’s Supernatural, has rightfully said that of all the Jewish groups — the group with the largest percentage of Christians is the Jews and their descendants that left Russia!

Thank You, God, The Father, thank You, Jesus, The Lord Of Lords, thank You, The Holy Spirit, and thank you, Brenda Sheets, blind since birth!

Brenda Sheets Sings these Miracle Songs from her soul.


The last Song in the movie is written and Sung by Linda Remley, whose husband, Rick Remley, is a hero becoming disabled saving someone else.



Filmed in the 1940s in B & W and color.

The movie is with Lewis Osborne, the 7th best pilot in the Army Air Corps.

The 1st “pause” (in the upper left hand of the screen) of the movie is William H. Colbert, meeting Dad about half way around the world, who is his brother-in-law.

The 2nd “pause” in the movie is Shirley Ratcliff, in the Navy uniform on the left with glasses (who is Dad’s cousin and grew up near each other in Covington, Kentucky) meeting Dad in Shanghai, China.

The 3rd “pause” in the movie is William H. Colbert stateside, who became a sought after mechanical engineer (filmed by Dad), on the left, and on the right is another of Dad’s brother-in-laws, Robert Upham, who was like Bob Hope (whom Dad attended a golf outing with), and became an executive with Oldsmobile.

The 4th (and last) “pause” in the movie is Shirley Ratcliff on the right getting off the plane at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the man on the left is John Samuel Osborne, my Granddad and Dad’s Dad.


The movie is coarse in the beginning, but enriching.

The movie is aesthetically relaxing.

It you have a  busy day, the Reels of the movie are about 5 minute lengths.

 After the movie starts, click on the square outline in the lower right of the screen & go full screen.
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel One
Filming begins in India; it includes a historical proof upper left diagonal line
Includes the original Song:  Thank YOU LORD
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Two
In Burma (Myanmar) and China
The warlord in Burma wanted the Lewis Osborne and his men to destroy the boats of the poor people.
Includes the original Song: JESUS Is The One
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Three
See how the Christian military men loved the children at the orphanage
Includes the original Song:  Look Up MY Child
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Four
The monkey petting the patient cat and wrestling with the puppy
1st Pause honoring William H. Colbert in front of the large airplane, then both Lewis Osborne and William H. Colbert standing on the large wing
Includes the original Song:  YESHUA
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Five
Shanghai, China and cruising in the air
Includes the original Song:  YESHUA, my MESSIAH
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Six
Nitty-gritty, vintage aircraft planes
Includes the original Song:  Save Please, O SON OF DAVID
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Seven
View from the terrace of the tallest hotel in Shanghai, China, which the Lewis Osborne was entrusted to manage
Includes part of the famous football game in Shanghai
Includes the original Song:  Do You Know WHO I Am
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Eight
2nd Pause:   honoring Shirley Ratcliff on the left of the screen from the Navy
The dance of the planes
Includes the original Song:  Praise
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Nine
Two men stop fist fighting when the camera is put on them, and then point to the camera & break up laughing
Goodbye to the people of Shanghai
Includes the original Song:  My Testimony Song
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Ten
An ocean away
Burial at sea
Includes the original Song:  ELOHIM
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Eleven
San Francisco Bay welcome
The train ride through the mountains has effected a number of people
Includes the original Song:  Glory To GOD
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Twelve
Together again
Hope for the future
Pause 3 is for William H. Colbert stateside, who later became one of the most sought after mechanical engineers (including Neal Armstrong, the 1st man to walk on the moon, advocated and instructed, after being on the moon, for years at the University of Cincinnati)
Includes the original Song:  ADONAI
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Thirteen
Pause 4 is for Shirley Ratcliff coming out of a plane at Lunken Airport in Cincinnati
Strong men
Military wedding
Includes the original Song:  Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem
 The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Fourteen
Historical high view of Cincinnati, Ohio in the 1940s
The Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River was built by the same man who built the Brooklyn Bridge
The Carew Tower, the tallest building, is half the height of the Empire State Building, and both were built by the same man
Moment of silence at the end of the Song, when another pilot and Lewis Osborne (in civies) wave goodbye from fighter planes
Includes the original Song, by Linda Remley:  Why Do I Love JESUS?

In  The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, Reel Five, you will see a wealthy woman dressed in black talking into an advanced portable phone, while walking on a sidewalk in Shanghai, China — a half century before the cell phone.


Mrs. Cora Osborne my Grandmother, was giving birth in her house, when the fiendish doctor told her:  He’s too big for you — let me slice him up.

She would not let her baby be killed and made it known she would die for her child.

Lewis Osborne was then born in the house of his parents, Samuel & Cora Osborne, and became the famous 7th best pilot and later settled in Northern Kentucky, where he later fought the Mafia.

Less than a half of a mile from the house where Lewis Osborne was born, a movie was filmed that was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Art Director and Best Music and Best Film Editing.

The movie won the Academy Award for Best Writing for a Screen Play, the Academy Award for Best Director, the Academy Award for Best Actor, and the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Mrs. Cora Osborne lived to be 60 to 70 years old.

You will see her, in Reel Twelve of The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corp Movie, being handed the handle of a garden tool, and it appears to be on a well deserved Mother’s Day.




 Why do I have this honor, that the mother of my LORD should come to me?  As soon as I heard your greeting, the baby in my womb jumped for joy. 

Luke 1:43, 44 (CEB)

Yet YOU desired faithfulness even in the womb; YOU taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Psalm 51:6 (NIV)


Phil Keaggy won the international Dove Award for the Instrumental Album of the Year for 7 years.

Phil Keaggy Sings this violent Song in such a way that we can relate to the baby and GOD:





Praise The Lord!

Sing to The Lord a new song,
And His praise in the assembly of saints.

Psalm 149:1 (NKJV)



Mr. & Mrs. (Phoebe) Lewis Frasier Osborne settled into Fort Thomas, Kentucky, which is next to the Ohio River and above the Lunken Airport.

Down river, next to Fort Thomas, is Newport, Kentucky, which was notorious for stupid criminals.

While Fort Thomas was the safest place to live in greater Cincinnati, Newport was not.

The Syndicate, a branch of the Mafia, controlled Newport.

In the 1960’s the gangsters were openly carrying Tommy guns in Newport.

My parents, Lewis & Phoebe Osborne had had enough.

They met with their neighbors and they brought in an outsider, George Ratterman, a former quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, to run for sheriff of the county.


The government, the Campbell County sheriff and deputies, and the Newport police were taking bribes of money, sex, and material.

(Since the increased international travel during the continuing sinful sexual “revolution” against GOD, there are over 50 different sexually transmitted diseases in the United States, which are hellish and too many are deadly, and rubbers don’t do the job percentage wise, with the Centers for Disease Control showing that as of 2015, over 100 million people in the USA have sexually transmitted diseases.

Back then, there was only gonorrhea (“clap”) and syphilis (which eats out the brain).

A number of the corrupt policemen and government officials deservedly got gonorrhea and syphilis from the prostitutes as “favors” from the gangsters.

One of the gangsters name  was “Screw” Andrews.


Will You permit a corrupt government to rule under Your protection — a government permitting wrong to defeat right?

Psalm 94:20 (TLB)


The Syndicate tried to frame George Ratterman, but the people voted, and he won the election, and brought about sweeping changes.

The Syndicate left Kentucky taking, The Flamingo, The Stardust, and their Tommy guns with them.

Henry Hosea and a number of Christians in Fort Thomas had a great deal to do with the success with Lewis and Phoebe Osborne.

United States Attorney General Robert Kennedy came down to Newport in the end, when the glory was going on from the defeat of all the gangsters.

AG Bobby Kennedy hand-typed an after hours letter to Lewis Osborne from Washington, DC.


Mrs. Phoebe Osborne was a beloved 5th grade instructor for years into the 1990’s and had full books of the Bible in her classroom, even though the government doesn’t like it.

She was 5 hours in credits away from starting a thesis for a PhD.

Once she became sick and her students came 2 miles from the school to her home and gave her love notes.


Mr. Lewis Osborne became an elder in his church.

He has been honored by a number of countries, and a number of his belongings are in a museum in Greece.


“We are frittering away time and money in a multiplicity of conventions, conferences, and retreats, when the real need is to go straight and full steam into battle, with the signal for ‘close action’ flying.”

C. T. Studd, world famous athlete and international missionary.


“He [the patriot] will therefore seek to establish for his country in the eyes of the world, such a character as shall make her not unworthy of the name of a Christian nation.”

Francis Scott Key, attorney, wrote the Star-Spangled Banner, and Vice President of the American Bible Society

March 22, 1814



If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.  John 8:36



For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty  Galatians 5:13a



The final and most important verse of The Star-Spangled Banner — written by Francis Scott Key:

O thus be it ever when free men shall stand,

Between their loved home and the war’s desolation;

Blest with victory and peace, may the Heaven-rescued land,

Praise THE POWER that hath made and preserved us a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just;

And this be our motto “In GOD is our trust”!

And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave,

Over the land of the free and home of the brave!

Francis Scott Key, author and Vice President of the American Bible Society

September 14, 1814


The first and the last verses:




4 HIM won the Christian Research Report Reporter Poll — Best New Artist, and later the Best Group for 2 years in a row.

4 HIM won the American Songwriter’s Christian Artist of the Year award.

4 HIM won the CBA (The Association for Christian Retail) Impact Award for the international Total Promotional Campaign, Music.

4 HIM won the CCM (CHRIST, Community, Music) Magazine award for Song of the Year.

4 HIM won the CCM Readers Poll for the Favorite Long Form Video (which of the Songs —  you can, also, see in Chapter One, Chapter 10, and the following here in Chapter 9 of this Testimonies and Miracles).

4 HIM won the international Dove Award for Inspirational Recorded Song of the Year.

4 HIM won the international Dove Award for Best New Artist of the Year.

4 HIM won 2 international Dove Awards for Inspirational Album of the Year.

4 HIM won 3 international Dove Awards for Group of the Year.

In this Song, “Wings”, “Orville and Wilbur” are referring to Orville and Wilbur Wright, who made and flew the 1st airplane with a motor on December 17, 1903 AD, making world history of flight:


Please enrich yourself by reading all of the Replies below (except for the foreign languages that you may not know).





112 thoughts on “Chapter 9 – The 7th Best Pilot In The Army Air Corps

  1. When my cousin became older, both of her ankles broke, and she died about a month later. Yesterday morning, February 5, 2018 aD, my right ankle was bad and had been so for a number of days; the ankle was turning inward, too. Thinking about calling an orthopaedic doctor yesterday afternoon, instead I prayed to God — asking Him to heal my right ankle. Afterward, Jesus miraculously healed it yesterday! Praise to God!

  2. A lack of communication leads to distrust, which leads to anger. Anger becomes a friend if not dealt with in a timely manner. The more focused a person is on the trauma, the anger will increase and the emotions stay in a turmoil. Anger will lead to bitterness.

    Back in 1968 just before I enlisted into Army, what seemed as horseplay in the old swimming hole back in Ky, almost got me drowned. I was repeatedly held underwater and started choking, and had it not been for a friend that intervened, I would have drowned.

    I became very angry at the one that instigated the situation. I became consumed with the thought of revenge, always thinking and plotting on how to fulfill my anger, even to the point of sending word back home that when I got out of basic training, I didn’t want to see that individual. Not only did my anger effect me, it affected my brother, who had just returned from Vietnam.

    Being raised in a Christian home, the. training that I had as a child, made me realize that I was only hurting myself with this bitterness.

    Yes, I have experienced emotional rollercoaster’s through out the years. Choosing to be angry at the situation, but I finally applied the Word of God to the emotional rollercoaster’s.

    1 Peter 5:7: Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you, {NLT}

    God cares for you.

  3. The soldiers lay down their lives for us like Jesus did, so I believe its fair for them to be able to read the Bible and pray to The Lord.
    Sage Williams

    San Jose

  4. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” –Joshua 1:9. This, and Isaiah 40:31 are my two favorite verses.
    Whitesburg, Kentucky

  5. Our military should be allowed to pray in Jesus name.
    Debemos permitir que nuestros militares oren en nombre de Jesús.
    Palatine, Illinois

  6. Our military should be allowed to not only read this book, but also Pray. God should be the only one to judge His people.

  7. Our military should be allowed to pray in Jesus’s name, because they’ve sworn to defend the Constitution, and the First Amendment allows for freedom of religion.
    Noble, Oklahoma

  8. Our military should be allowed to pray and read the Bible so that they can spread His message to all!!!

    Newnan, Georgia

  9. Our military should have this right because they have that constitutional right!!!!!


    Chesapeake, Virginia

  10. The military should be able to fully practice freedom of Christianity.
    Shania Anderson
    Greenwood, South Carolina

  11. Our service men should be allowed to pray and read the Bible.

    Tinian, Northern Marianas Islands

  12. Our military should be allowed to pray to and study God. It is unconscionable that they be denied God; He who provides comfort, enriches, and empowers them.

    Rapid City, South Dakota

  13. Our military should be able to pray in Jesus’s Name.

    Southern Arkansas University
    Magnolia, Arkansas

  14. The Bible is helpful for the US military because it guides them through the worst times. They need something and Someone to cling on to and to guide them.

    Coralville, Iowa

  15. The US military should be able to be able to pray in Jesus’s name. because they are risking their lives for us.

    Rhode Island

  16. We should pray for our Christian siblings in the military so that they don’t stray from the Christian path.


    Rocky Mount, North Carolina

  17. We pray to God for our Christian soldiers to have good health.

    University of Alaska Fairbanks – Kuskokwim Campus


    Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge


  18. We should pray for our Christian soldiers, because they lay their lives on the lines so we can live in a free country!

    Shawnee, Oklahoma

  19. We should pray for our soldiers every day for everything they do for our rights in our country.
    My dad served 22 years and my husband served 14 years.


    Dunlap, Tennessee

  20. We should pray for out Christian soldiers to keep them safe so they can keep us safe

    Hampton, Virginia

  21. We should Pray for our Christian soldiers, so they can follow Him and live by His example!


  22. We should pray for our Christian soldiers, so they can be safe and strong.

    Tonya from Hobbs, New Mexico

  23. Christian soldiers need our prayers, because there is power in the name of Jesus.
    Some of them are facing grave situations without being able to freely call on His name. They need courage, faith, mercy and love.
    May the Lord keep you guys safe!
    Love ya!
    Oklahoma City



  25. I pray for the ones in the military, because they’re out there defending me; someone they don’t know or know I even exist, but they’re protecting me every single day I am alive.

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