The Lockheed P-38 Lightning was simply the most versatile aircraft used in World War II. After a lengthy developmental period, the P-38 eventually flourished in multiple roles. In its designed role, the P-38 was an effective fighter and was the main aircraft for most of the aces in the Pacific Theater of Operations. However, the P-38 was modified to become a world-class reconnaissance aircraft, an effective night fighter, and even an excellent strike/attack aircraft. Many bomber crewmembers would see its distinctive profile approaching and feel a little safer. Many enemy fighters and bombers would tremble with fear with the approach of the Fork-Tailed Devil!
A site devoted to documenting the history of the P-38 Lightning, a fighter which had a considerable impact on World War II campaigns. The narratives of the P-38's exploits are complemented with many images, design and model specifications, pilot biographies, a bibliography and an extensive collection of links.