December 16, 1918 - Lehigh, Pennsylvania
Augustus Carlson joined the Air Mail Service on December 5, 1918 making $1800 a year as an aviation mechanic at Elizabeth, New Jersey. On December 14, he was transferred briefly to Belmont Field, Long Island, New York. Two days later Carlson was sent to the field at Lehigh, Pennsylvania as a field manager. The Lehigh field was abandoned by the postal service, which focused their efforts on the nearby field at Bellefonte. When the Lehigh service was discontinued on March 15, 1919, Carlson was out of a job and left the service.