Lots of ways to Contribute...
Become a Member!
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.
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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 at Valle 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.
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.
We've been fortunate to receive this kind of generous donation from several of our members, who made plans for it in advance, or whose families chose to support us because they knew how special the P‑38 was to their loved one..
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....
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!