Oleson, Clifton P.
Mail Service Began:
||March 5, 1921
Mail Service Ends:
||March 31, 1921
||College Park, Maryland
Clifton Olesen was born in McGregor, Iowa on
August 7, 1899 to Ben and Nellie Olesen. During World War
I, Olesen served in the 38th Aero Squadron. Upon returning
to the United States, he spent two years as an exhibition
As exciting as exhibition flying could be, it was not a steady paycheck. Recently married, Olesen
needed a regular paying job. He joined the Air Mail Service
on March 5, 1921.
The demands of airmail work were too much for
Olesen's skills, and he left the service after about