He attended Colorado State University. He moved to New York City in 1936 and became staff artist for the Associated Press. Shortly thereafter he took over the art chores on the now legendary adventure strip Scorchy Smith from his idol Noel Smith. But, after drawing the strip only 18 months he left and entered the new medium of comics books. In 1940 he entered the Naval Air School and soon was a member of the famous "Flying Tigers" assisting China in its war with Japan. Bert Christman was killed in action.
Date of Birth: 31 May 1915 Birthplace: Date of death: 23 January 1942