Happy Birthday Captain John !

     Monday, August 7th, Captain John will be celebrating his 94th  Birthday ! As he has done for the past several years he will be in his happy place (the SKY !)….. 2 years ago we were flying around the Country and last year we were doing a double Angel Flight Mission. This year he will be flying a Quintuple Angel Flight Mission (5 missions in one day!) taking him to Steubenville Ohio then east to Boston MA, then all the way west to Kalamazoo MI ! (I am a little sad to say I will not be with him on this special flight….. our little 4 year, old (Mikayla) starts her first day of public school that same day (riding a bus and everything !) …. and that I can not miss (First Events Only Happen Once !) …. but I will be with Captain John in spirit ! He will be flying with Angel Flight Pilot Kenny Painter in a very nice ship (a TBM850)…. I am a little concerned he is going to get spoiled !
      Lets see how many Birthday Wishes and Comments we can get !……. Just fill in the following spaces and click submit….. as I receive them I will copy and paste them to the list below. Thanks for helping to make Captain Johns Birthday even more special !

Nevin Showman:    Happy Birthday Captain John ! It is truly an Honor to call you my Friend and to be able to spend so much time in the air with you. The experiences we have shared together flying have been priceless and the skills that you have shown me certainly have made me a better pilot ! (Even though you say I am getting all of your bad habits!)  Looking forward to many, many more flights together !  Happy Birthday again and I know it will be a Great One (I will miss being with you in the air today, but I will be with you in spirit !)

Tom Creekmore:      It was a happy day for me when someone sent me the article about you that was in the Norfolk, Virginia paper. I was able to learn about you and your Angel Flights and to talk with you on the phone. I now enjoy the reports of the Angel Flights and the pictures. You have a happy 94th birthday. You top me by 4 months. I will be 94 on Pearl Harbor Day. You have a great day Monday doing what you love.

Dick Olson:     Happy Birthday from the Olson’s in Westminster, CO. You are an inspiration to us and we are looking forward to seeing you in September at the 484th Bomb Group reunion in New Orleans. Have fun on the triple Angel Flight and many happy returns!!

Carol Rosen:     Have a wonderful birthday Capt. John!! The Angels will be with you as you do a “triple flight”….then, somewhere in between or afterwards, have really HAPPY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION….All the Best!!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗  

KIDSWINGS:     Happy Birthday, John. I look forward to even more linkups with you in the next year and beyond!

Roy Nilsen:     You are living a blessed life, my friend! And, chief among those blessings is your work to bless so many others thru Angel Flight! You are a gift from God..

Anonymous:      Have a very Happy Birthday Captain John! Blessings sent your way!

Kathy (Nilsen) Charlie & Kyle Deppe:     Happy Birthday Captain John! All the best wishes for a great day in the sky!

Aron:     Awesome. You guys are great… Proud of you.

Ralph Cavaliere:     HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAPT’ BILLINGS. And Many Happy Returns. At 91 1/2, I’m right behind you. Imagine, I remember you when you were 21 and I was 19….Your tail-gunner for 1 sortie in early 1945

Kandi McInturff (Corey’s Mom):     You have spent your life blessing others; may the harvest of those blessings come back to you today and throughout the coming year! HAPPY BIRTHDAY and BEST WISHES for the most special birthday ever to the MOST PRECIOUS CAPTAIN ever!

Barbara (Your “younger” Sister):     Have a very Happy Birthday and do whatever the #### you want!!!!!!
I’m home and doing well TG –
hoping to see you soon
Barb (& Sweetie)

Douglas Lindamood:     Happy Birthday

Linda Frye:     HAPPY BIRTHDAY young man

Ella M. Hartley Kincade:     Happy Birthday to you, Captain John. God Bless you for what you do!!!!

Jane Racey:     Happy Birthday!

Betty Helsley:     Happy Birthday Captain John…have a wonderful day

Patricia Griffey:     Thank you sir and a happy birthday

Peggy Mantz:     Happy Birthday sir.

Lisa McNeil Shepherd:     Happy birthday

Daryl Kingree:     Happy happy birthday Capt. John. Wish you many many more…

Art LaFlam:     HAPPY BIRTHDAY Capt. JOHN !!!!! May you be blessed with many more !!!

Charlie Poll:     Am myself doing an angel flight tomorrow to Elmira NY. Tell that old fart Billings to stay outta my way. Happy birthday Captain john !!!!?

Kacey Racey:     Happy birthday John. What a wonderful way to celebrate your 94th birthday. God bless you. 

Wayne Foltz:    No matter when no matter where Your wings of LOVE will get You there.. Happy Birthday n God Bless

Anonymous:    Happy Birthday!!!

Kim Jenkins:    Happy Birthday to a very special pilot! I am so grateful for the special love and care you and Nevin showed to my beloved mom. Thank you for all you have done for your country and all the lives you have greatly touched! I hope you a fantastic birthday in the sky!! Safe travels and Have a Blessed Birthday John!! ❤🛫🛩 

Scott Ruffner:    Happy Birthday!! And have a long, smooth Angle Flight-stretch your legs out in that TBM and enjoy your special day! 

Ralph Cavaliere:     ONE MORE TIME, CAPTAIN BILLINGS….HAPPY BIRTHDAY. GOD HAS BLESSED YOU A THOUSAND FOLD. It makes me even prouder to have flown for you as your tail-gunner on the B-24, that night in April of 1945. My 2 other crew-members on that sortie were Lt. Thomas Bonna, Navigator and Sgt. Benjamin Montgomery, waist-gunner/dispatcher….And you’re still flying. It’s exhilarating, to say the least. I’ll wager you will be the oldest pilot ever when you reach 100!!! I’m counting on it and I hope to be driving my 2017 Mazda Miata RF at that time when I’ll be 97. I named her “Flying JN4”, in honor of my wife, Jennie. A TOAST TO CAPTAIN JOHN BILLINGS!

Peggy and Clifford Clem:    Happy Birthday Captain John, Hope your Birthday is as special as you are!!!!Thank you for all you do for the people that need to go places that they can’t!!! God Bless you !

Marian Penton:    Special congratulations on attaining your 94th birthday, and still flying!!
A True “ACE”! With my respect and awe – Marian E. Penton

Peggy Mantz:    We old timers stand the test of time.
You are admired and appreciated greatly , as all your colleagues.
Happy Birthday from Edinburg Virginia, and please know I would never fly in a plane, Straight or upside down.!! God Bless

Greta Luttrell:    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPTAIN JOHN! KEEP LOOKING UP! May the Lord bless you with many more years of good health and safe flying. Thank you for your service in the past, in the present and in the future.

Lita Radford and Anthony DeFelice:    Captain John you are truly an amazing person. Full of life and a ray of sunshine. Such an honor to have met you and heard stories. Thank you for flying the sky for so many. Happy birthday and here’s to many more!!


Anonymous:    Happy birthday , Captain John ! May all your dreams come true and may you have many many more !

Susan Billings:    So proud and wishing you the Happiest Birthday in the air, showered with lots of Love!
Missing you,
Your daughter

Doug:    Happy Birthday John, have a great and exciting time on the multiple missions. Would have been an extremely long day in 49B.

Jo Stickley:    Happy Birthday Captain John. Fly ’em High !

Clayton and his Grandma:    Happy Birthday Mr John! From Clayton and his Grandma!

Peggy:    Happy Birthday Capt. John, so glad you get to spend your special day flying high and doing the good work that Angel flights do for so many people. So be safe and enjoy your day…. Love  Peggy

Keith Stephens:    Happy Birthday Captain John. You are a hero and inspiration to many including me. Hope your flights tomorrow are safe and fun.

Ken and Von Egge:    A great big Happy Birthday wish coming at ya! You are an inspiration to us all. Blue skies and tailwinds!

Sharon, Pattie and Mikayla:    Happy Birthday to a very sweet and loving man , enjoy your very special day. With lots of Love from Pattie, Mikayla and I.

Barbara Short Thompson:     Happy Birthday John, thanks for all you do for others

Richard Norris:     Happy Bday John     

Maryfran Crisman:     Happy Birthday Capt. John.

Barbara Frye:     Happy birthday sir…

John Makely:     Hope you have a great Birthday and thank you again!

Elizabeth Lam Smoot:     Happy Birthday John! Thank you for all you do for sick people. You are amazing.

Vicky Barnett:     Happy birthday John!!! God bless!

Robb E. Alpaugh:     Happy Birthday and best wishes for many more …

Nellie Lantz Long:     Happy Birthday,Captain John! Enjoy your Special Day!!

Sharon Cline:     Happy Birthday Captain John! Hope you have had an awesome day!

Ted Peterson:    Happy Birthday

Benny A. Andes:     Happy Birthday John!

Tony Sedlacek:     Happy birthday my awesome pilot

Betty Estep:     Happy Birthday, BigJohn. Have a nice day.

Jean Saben:    Happy Birthday Captain John

Susan Shiley:     Happy Birthday Captain John. Hope u have a great day. U do know that at our age we can celebrate our birthday for a whole month.

Melanie Solis:     Happy Birthday, Mr. John Billings! God bless you, sir ❤️

Melinsey Ross:    Happy birthday Captain John! I hope you remember me. Have a wonderful birthday. You flew me home on your birthday a few years ago!

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Chuck Scott:    Happy Birthday Captain John. It was a true pleasure and honor to meet a true American Hero back in 2015 @ French Valley Airport. May you be blessed to celebrate many many many many many many many many more.

Patricia Rush:    Happy Birthday 🎂 John hope you have a Bless Day 😉 and safe.😊 traveling mercies. AMEN AMEN 😇

Heather Billings:    Happy birthday grandad , I love you !

Larry Miller:    Happy Birthday John!

Vickie Hullihen Phillips:    Happy Birthday, Captain John! Hope you have a wonderful day in the sky as you celebrate your special day.

John E Syman:    Have a happy birthday, and the Blue side up.

Anonymous:    Happy Birthday!!!!!!

Bonnie Showman Hammond:    Happy Birthday Captain John. I wish you lots of love and happiness on your special day. I feel so blessed to know you and to call you my friend. I consider you part of my family. Every time I see you with that smile of yours it just puts such a warm feeling in my heart. I love you to the moon and back.

Linda Loughry:    Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that God blesses you with many more. You sir are certainly an Angel here on earth. God bless you.

Bonnie Painter:    Happy Birthday Captain John and Thank You for your Service!!

Peggy Foltz:    🎉Happy Birthday Capt. John, safe flying. God bless🎉❤️

Linda Frye:    Happy BIRTHDAY Mr John

Cindy Grandstaff:    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAPTAIN JOHN!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸

Gay Wright Craven:     Happy Birthday to our favorite Angel Flight pilot!

Anthony Stephens:     Happy Birthday 

Barbara Stephens:    Many blessings on your special day.

Anonymous:    Happy Birthday, Captain John, I hope you have had a very special day up there in the sky. You are such an extraordinary person and have had such an interesting life. My hope for you is that it will continue for many more years. The world needs you. SL

Jackie Smith Front Royal Va:    Happy 94th Birthday Captain John!! God Bless you with your wonderful Angel Flights today. Thanks for all the Love you give to others.

Erik Sterzer:    Happy Birthday John

Anonymous (Karen C. ?):    Happy Birthday, John. You can celebrate with homemade molasses cookies when you get home from your Angel Flight.

Robb Alpaugh:    Happy Birthday John and best wishes for many more … I was thinking, if I had known you could have stayed home on this special day to enjoy cake and ice cream and I could have gone with Kenny!

Fay Brill:    Happy Birthday Captain John. Hope your day has been great.

Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic:    John Billings served our country as a pilot in WWII, flew across America to raise awareness of our mission, and continues his work as a volunteer pilot. Help us wish him a very happy birthday!

Debbie Hayes‎:    Happy Birthday Uncle John. Love you

Dan Perry‎:    Happy Birthday to a great pilot !!

Amanda Grace Wilkins:    ‎Happy birthday John!!!

Linda Tadlock‎:    Happy Birthday to you !


Joyce Brinkley:     Happy Birthday John

Susan Billings:     Happy birthday, Dad! I know you will really enjoy your day doing what you love, among the clouds!

Elizabeth Delawder:     Happy Birthday and have a wonderful day

Refina:    Happy birthday!!! I hope you enjoy your day with your 5 mission flights!!!!

Regina:    Happy birthday!!!! Enjoy you day with your 5 angel flights!!!!

Curtis Green:    A very Happy Birthday to you, Captain John! My sincere wishes for many happy returns! Your Angel Flights are God’s work and He has a most valued servant in all you do! I look forward to seeing you again at the Bomb Groups Reunion in New Orleans in September!

Joan Marie Lucero:     Blessings !

Billie Zerkel‎:    Happy birthday. Hope it is a great one!!

Corey McInturff:    Happy Birthday!

Mark Zangara‎:    Happy Birthday!

Ed Barreveld‎:    HB JB

Shirley Yvonne Neff:    Have a happy birthday



















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