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New Member Pack

P-38 Association New Member Pack

New Members Receive:

  • P‑38 National Association Soft-cover Book (250 pages)
    P‑38 Lightning: Unforgettable Missions of Skill and Luck
  • Full-color, two-sided P‑38 Data Card
  • Embroidered, full-color 3½ x 3½” P‑38 National Association Patch
  • P‑38 Metallic Gold Hat/Lapel Pin
  • P‑38 National Association Tri-fold color brochure
  • P‑38 Business card (so you’ll know who all the players are)
  • Three issues of our membership publication “Lightning Strikes” throughout the entire year of your membership.

“Fantastic newsletter this month. I am spending a fair bit of time going through the pictures. Brilliant collection.”

– Barry -Margaret Harth


“Your publication of a name in the “New Members” list put me in touch with a fellow Flying Knight of the Pacific war. Thanks for helping us to get in touch!” 

Join the P-38 National Association

Thank you for your interest in joining the P‑38 National Association. It’s the best way possible to guarantee that future generations can learn about our favorite plane and “keep ’em flying” so aviation fans can continue to appreciate the splendor of the Lightning.

Our membership is open to anyone who loves the P-38 and wants to join us in our mission to keep alive the memory of this beautiful airplane. *See Membership Rates.


With your membership dollars you will help support our ongoing efforts to insure the P‑38’s place in American aviation history, and to provide continuing information and education about the P‑38 to aviation enthusiasts of all ages throughout the world.  This includes our financial support of some key aviation programs, such as scholarships and other appropriate donations.

In addition to the printed membership publication you’ll receive three times a year, your annual dues are also used to help support our P‑38 Museum adjacent to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, CA, as well as exhibits at the Planes of Fame Museum in Valle, AZ.

Your dues also enable us to attend air shows and special events throughout the year to represent the P‑38 community and help “spread the word” about the Lightning. We are an all-volunteer staff.

Lightning Strikes

Lightning Strikes is our membership publication. It is mailed three times a year to our members in a print version, not a digital file. It is loaded with great stores and classic photos of P‑38s and P‑38 personnel.

Most of the articles and photos you’ll find in each issue are only available through the work of our dedicated Historians, who spend hours of research on these topics, diving into military records and historical archives.

We’ve put together a downloadable PDF with some of sample articles from Lightning Strikes. If you’d like to have a look, just use the DOWNLOAD button below!


In addition to our offline membership publication, Lightning Strikes, we also have an active Facebook presence. It has become a very popular place for P-38 fans from around the world to post their photos, comments and interesting bits of P‑38 history. You can visit it here.

There are so many terrific benefits to joining the P‑38 Association, we hope you’ll decide to join us today and support the mission

How to Join

It’s very simple to begin your membership in the P‑38 Association. You can join with our online form and pay via our secure credit card option… or you can print out the membership application and mail it in with your check. Whichever choice works best for you works good for us, too!

It’s easy to join! Rates and signup links are shown below.

Membership Rates:

Select an option below to begin.

Membership Options


Complete the simple application and paying with your credit card or personal check.


Print and complete the simple application and mail it to us with your personal check

GIFT Membership

Give the Gift of Membership for a friend or loved one, your gift will be bringing smiles to someone who deserves them!

RENEW Membership

If you are already a member and would just like to renew your annual membership, we've made that easy, too!