Thanks for your help!
Our mission, as you can probably tell by our name, is to keep alive the memory of that great WWII combat airplane, the P‑38 Lightning. We want to honor it and remember everything it contributed to our victory during that great conflict.
We exist to honor the plane and the men and women who helped put it and keep it in the air during those difficult times -- as well as all the folks who "keep 'em flying" in the 21st Century!
Honoring Someone Special
Any donation is appreciated and can be made in your name, a friend's name, a relative's name, the name of your squadron, or just a general donation.
We've even had people make donations in honor of someone they didn't know, but who served our country honorably.
If you wish to make a donation in honor of someone or in memory of them, just select which one from the drop down menu below and then type their name in the "Name of Honoree" box.
Then click the "Make a Donation" button. You will be taken to our secure PayPal link, where you may use any of several credit cards to make a donation in the amount of your choosing.
If you'd prefer to make just a general donation, just click on the "Make a Donation" button.
If you prefer to mail in a donation by check or money order, please make your payment payable to:
P‑38 National Association
PO Box 6453
March ARB, CA 92518
Once we receive your donation, we will be notified and add your name to the "Donors" list.
How You Can Help
Join our Membership Roster
There are plenty of ways that you can help support us in our mission. You can become a member of the P‑38 Association, of course. Everyone is welcome to join, and that gives us legs to stand on in our march into the future.
Donate Some Bucks
You can also help us more directly with your financial donations. Those donations, large and small, enable us to do all we do in support of the P‑38. Choose any donation button in the left-hand column and it will take you directly to the secure PayPal website, where you can make your contribution with all major credit cards.
If you're more comfortable mailing us a check, we love those, too! Just make it out to the "P‑38 National Association" and send it to us here:
P‑38 National Association
PO Box 6453
March ARB CA 92518
Support the Museum
Our Museum adjacent to March ARB in Riverside, CA, is one of the things we use your donations for. It is an ongoing project where we add new exhibits on a regular basis. We have genuine WWII memorabilia and artifacts on display and (so far) two fantastic dioramas -- one of March AFB circa 1942 and one of the dramatic rescue of one pilot by another and their return to safety in a cockpit designed for one. (You can read about the Romanian rescue here -- and see the photos of that uncomfortable flight to freedom).
In addition to the exhibits in our Museum, we also support the Planes of Fame Museum's Valle location. Next time you're on your way to the Grand Canyon, stop by and see our eight beautiful exhibits there. Our initial exhibits were in support of our efforts and one special pilot, Archie Jackson. The last set of exhibits were to honor several P‑38 pilots who were from the AZ area.
The exhibits are a labor of love, and we know you'll be impressed with their quality and contents.
Shop in Our Store
We've just completely revamped our gift shop to make it easier to navigate through. In our store, we carry only P‑38 themed items and have many exclusive products that are only available from our store.
In addition to that, we also have affiliations with the top online shopping destinations like Amazon and eBay and the military-themed Historic Aviation website. We even have a few exclusive CafePress designs and some exclusive Glacier Girl products. Whenever you visit those shops through one of our links, the P‑38 Association will receive a small referral fee. Every little bit helps!
Outside of our Museum in Riverside, CA, there is a beautiful sculpture dedicated to Tony LeVier -- the phenomenal Lockheed test pilot who routinely showed young pilots just what feats the new P‑38 Lightning was capable of by routinely performing maneuvers that most pilots at that time thought were impossible.
On each of the four sides are marble plates with the names of pilots, crew chiefs, family members, squadrons and more. As you can imagine, the amount of space is limited, and once those spots are taken, that's all she wrote. Literally.
If you'd like to have your name (or someone else's) engraved on the Tony LeVier monument, here's how you can get it done.
It'll cost you $250.
Remember Us with a Legacy Pledge
Nobody likes to think about it, but it happens to the best of us. An easy way to help support our ongoing mission is to leave something for us in your will. A surprising number of people don't even think of this option, yet it's an easy way to say "thanks for the memories."
Many people don't realize that we are not financially supported by the USAF or Lockheed or any other organization. This aircraft was an important part of our history, and to carry on its legacy we need funding. That's the bottom line.
So if you love the P‑38 (or just want to thank a WWII veteran for what they did), please consider making a contribution. No donation is too small. After all, $1 from a million people....