John Stanaway is the most prolific author on the subject of the Lightning. He knows his stuff, and he's been good enough to share his knowledge with the rest of us.
John isn't old enough to have had an opportunity to fly combat in a P‑38, but he knows more about them than most people you'll meet.
He is a long-time member of the P‑38 Association and one of our highly valued Historians. We thank him for all his hard work in documenting so much historical data about this fantastic combat airplane -- and the men who knew it so well.
One of John's passions has been to document the feats of the P‑38 aces in the various theaters of operations. So, in his books (listed on the left) you'll notice that a good many of them have to do with "Lightning Aces of..."
John is also a regular contributor to our "P‑38 Lightning" online newsletter with his "Hardstand" column. You can subscribe to the newsletter in the right-hand column and view his latest contribution here.
You're going to have a good deal of fun digging into all of John's excellent, well-documented books.
If you want to learn more about the contents of each of John's books, you can click on the "Details" link beneath each title. That will open a new window for you with descriptions of that particular book. If you think you'd like to pick up a copy of the book, you can either click on the picture or the title and it'll take you to the Amazon page for ordering info.
If you'd just like to see all the aviation books that John has written, you can find them here.