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December Luncheon Meeting

Title: December Luncheon Meeting
Location: Petroleum Club of Lafayette
Description: December LGS meeting.

Speaker: Charles J. “C.J.” Christ
Topic: The talk will be based on Christ’s book “World War II in the Gulf of Mexico”
Student Lunch Sponsor: Shoreline Energy LLC
Start Time: 11:30:00
Date: 2011-12-08
End Time: 13:00:00


The talk will be based on Christ’s book World War II in the Gulf of Mexico.


Charles J. “C.J.” Christ is a native of South Louisiana, born in Eunice in 1929. After high school in Lake Charles, LA he was accepted into Aviation Cadet Training in the U.S. Air Force, graduating from the multi-engine school at Vance Air Force Base. He finished Heavy Bombardment Training at Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX in 1951.

After a combat tour flying B-29’s over North Korea, he returned to finish college at McNeese State University, majoring in English. After college, he worked in the oil fields of South Louisiana as a pilot, visiting drilling rigs by floatplane. He started his own company, Houma Aviation, operating at the Houma, LA airport for 25 years. Along with his aviation experience, he is also a licensed offshore master of sail and power vessels.

He is now retired and has written and lectured on the subject, World War II in the Gulf of Mexico, for almost 40 years. He has belonged to the Verband Deutscher U-Bootfahrer, an organization of German Submarine Veterans, since 1981. He has written more than 100 articles; the first collection is consolidated in his book World War II in the Gulf of Mexico.bstract:

Note: Mr. Christ is also the Board of Directors President for the Regional Military Museum in Houma, LA.

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