Frank Baylies
Frank Baylies

Baylies joined in the French Air Service in 1917. In 1918, he refused a commission with the USAS.

Frank Leamon Baylies
  • Country: United States
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Services: French Air Service
  • Units: Spa3, Spa73
  • Victories: 12
  • Date Of Birth: September 23, 1895
  • Place of Birth: New Bedford, Masschusetts
  • Date Of Death: June 17, 1918
  • Place of Death: Between Rollet and Orvillers
  • Buried: Memorial de L'Escadrille Lafayette Paris, France

Baylies joined the United States Ambulance Service in 1916. After seeing action on the Western Front and in Serbia, he enlisted in the French Air Service in May of 1917. After earning a Pilot's Brevet, he was assigned to Spa73 at Dunkirk in November of 1917. A month later, he joined the Storks Group as a pilot with Spa3.

In early 1918, Baylies refused a commission with the United States Air Service, preferring to remain with the French. He was killed in action when his patrol encountered the Fokker Triplanes of Jasta 19. Initially buried at Rollet, his body was exhumed in 1927 and Baylies was reburied in Paris.