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Chakravarthy (1977 film)

Chakravarthy is a 1977 Indian Tamil-language film directed by Krishnan–Panju. Chakravarthy, a rich boy. Chakravarthy, who becomes a renowned surgeon, finds his short temper the main cause of rift between him and Ranjit, who had become a police officer. Chakravarthy, by saving Ranjit's wife from molestation and rescuing Ranjit's own sister from the slums clears his friend's misunderstandings about him. Adapted from Indian Films: Jaishankar Sreekanth Thengai Srinivasan S. A. Ashokan Senthamarai V. S. Raghavan Saratha Sripriya Y. Vijaya Manorama Chakravarthy was directed by the duo Krishnan–Panju, produced by P. V. T. Productions; the story and dialogues were written by J. Mahendran; the final length of the film measured 4,281.54 metres. The soundtrack of the film was composed by V. Kumar, the lyrics were written by Kannadasan; the playback singers were S. Janaki, P. Susheela and Manorama; the songs featured were "Aadharama Nirkkum", "En Ooru Mysore", "Thathalanguthu", "Gangai Yamunai" and "Aarathi Yedungadi".

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Frank Leaman Baylies

Lieutenant Frank Leaman Baylies was an American World War I flying ace credited with twelve aerial victories while flying in the French Aeronautique Militaire. Having volunteered for the Ambulance Corps, Baylies transferred into French aviation in May 1917. After scoring his 12 victories with the French, he transferred into American aviation service but remained with the French until his death in action. Baylies was the son of Charles S. Baylies, he was born on 23 September 1895 in Massachusetts. He was educated in Providence, Rhode Island, first at Jerih Swift High School at Moses Brown School. Baylies volunteered for the Ambulance Corps in May 1916 and saw service on the Western Front and in Serbia and Salonika. In March 1917, he was awarded a Croix de Guerre for evacuating the wounded under fire. After being given a joy ride by a French aviator, Baylies volunteered for aviation training, he was rejected by the American air service because of substandard vision. Baylies joined French aviation instead, in May 1917.

It turned out. His initial posting, on November 17, 1917, was to Escadrille 73 as a Corporal; as Baylies wrote home: "Cannot afford to be superstitious." A month he was reassigned to Escadrille 3 to be a Spad pilot. Beginning on February 19, 1918, stretching to 31 May, he scored a dozen victories, two of which were shared with André Dubonnet, he survived being shot down on March 28. Came a spectacular performance on 9 May, it was sparked by a disagreement between René Fonck on one hand, Baylies and his friend Edwin C. Parsons on the other. Although Fonck's three dozen victories spoke for themselves, the American duo believed that his attitudes in his actual speech was atrocious. Perturbed by Fonck's highhanded lectures on aerial success, the two Americans bet Fonck a bottle of champagne that one of them would shoot down an enemy plane before Fonck. Baylies took off despite hazy weather and shot down a Halberstadt CL. II. Back at the airfield, rather than pay off the bet, a sulky Fonck badgered the Americans to change the terms of the bet to whoever shot down the most Germans that day would win.

Lingering fog kept Fonck grounded most of the day. It was well into the afternoon. Between 1600 and 1605 hours, he shot down three enemy two-seater reconnaissance planes. A couple of hours he repeated the feat. Understanding the importance of reconnaissance planes, with their potential to direct intensive artillery fire onto French troops, Fonck concentrated his attentions upon them. Baylies accepted a U. S. commission, but never left his assignment with the French. He was killed in action dogfighting Fokker Triplanes from Jasta 19 on 17 June 1918. Baylies and his wingmen tried to join a formation of rotary engined fighters in the belief they were British Sopwiths. At the last moment, he realized they were Fokker Dr. I triplane fighters. Three of the Germans dived on him, he looped in behind one. One wingman, André Dubonnet, went down in the same engagement but survived while François Macari just managed to escape. German ace Rudolf Reinau is credited as Baylies' victor. List of World War I flying aces from the United States American Aces of World War 1 Harry Dempsey.

Osprey Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84176-375-6, ISBN 978-1-84176-375-0. Over the Front: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces and Units of the United States and French Air Services, 1914–1918 Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey. Grub Street, 1992. ISBN 0-948817-54-2, ISBN 978-0-948817-54-0. SPAD XII/XIII Aces of World War I. Jon Guttman. Osprey Publishing, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-316-0, ISBN 978-1-84176-316-3. Biography at firstworldwar.com Biography, list of victories, color profiles of his planes