"P-38 Lightning: Unforgettable Missions of Skill & Luck"
contains amazing stories told by the combat pilots, ground crews and other personnel who had hands-on experiences with the P-38 Lightning.
Filled with numerous historical photos of the personnel and the plane, this book is filled with tales of bravery and humor which took place before, during and after the war.
Evolution of the P-38 Lightning
The book also includes stories about the design, development and production of the "plane that changed the course of history." No other combat aircraft of the time had the depth and versatility of the Lightning. Contrary to what some think, the P‑38 was not just a fighter, although it was the fighter of choice for many pilots, including all of the top "Aces" of the war. It could also be a bomber and a photo recon airplane, with such range that it operated in all theaters of operation during the war...from the humid jungles of the South Pacific to the arctic tundra of Alaska to the sandy plains of Africa -- the P-38 could do it all.
The stories here were compiled and edited by noted aviation author, historian and "Lightning Strikes" editor Steve Blake and author and historian Dayle DeBry. There's also an introduction by then P-38 National Association President, Bob Alvis, who offers compelling reasons why we should all value the P-38 and its place in history.