P-38 Association News
We Like to Start ‘Em Young!
This is a photo of Association President Bob Alvis’ son, Garrett. It was taken at our P-38 Museum in Riverside, CA, when the P-38 now known as “Ruff Stuff” was still housed there. Looks like he’s a “go”!
Bob Gets Some Attention
Speaking of Bob, all of us in the P-38 Association know how much he loves WWII aviation, the P-38 and most especially our veterans. So, it’s nice to know that now and then he receives the attaboy he has earned. Here is a recent article about Bob from the Antelope Valley Press. (Part 1, Part 2)
You should all know that, due in no small part to an above-and-beyond effort on Bob’s part, our Association has just received the largest financial donation in our organization’s history. It came from the Harry & Alice Stillman Family Foundation, and we certainly appreciate their generosity. Their donation will help support our cause of keeping alive the memory of the P-38 Lightning and the men and women who designed it, built it, flew it, maintained it and helped to put the greatest fighter of WWII in the air.
We have to report the very sad news of the passing of P-38 Association member John “Jack” Starr. He was a real go-getter and stayed involved with his beloved
P-38 (and our Association) right up until the end. He will be missed tremendously by us all.
Jack did his training at the Army Air Force Training Base in La Junta, CO, and became a photo recon pilot in the 28 PRS. He served in Okinawa during the war, and afterward was assigned to the 8th AF headquarters.
If you’d like to honor Jack with a donation in his name, you can do so here. Just type Jack’s name in the “Name of Honoree” box.
One fun thing we’d like to mention which will give you a clue to Jack’s great personality. He had a bottle of Scotch he wanted to share at this funeral. So, after the service, we all went to the reception and had a shot and toasted Jack.
Scotch and Irish Blessing for Jack Starr