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Captain Flies Home Frederick J. (Fritz) Barnard, one of the flying Barnard brothers of Ann Arbor, returned to Kansas yesterday after celebrating his promotion to captain by flying a training ship home for a week-end visit. Capt. Barnard's brother, Francis DeWitt Barnard, also is a captain, having received his second silver bar in January, He is in the Alaskan area, making life uncomfortable for the Japs in the Aleutians. Fritz, whose promotion makes him a flight commander with 12 instructors under his command, is attached to the Fritz Barnard staff of Strother Field, Winfield, Kas. He arrived in Ann Arbor by plane Saturday afternoon, heraldIng his arrival by swooping low over the home of his parents, Mr.! and Mrs. Llewellyn Barnard, 1943 Jackson Ave. A dozen neighbors telephoned the Barnards to ask if one of their boys was home. The captain, who left yesterday forenoon, was accompanied by L. Melbourn, a non-flying officer attached to Stother Field. He stayed! for Saturday night dinner, then went to his home at Lima, O., by bus, and "hitched" a ride back to Kansas with Fritz.