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Catch-22 - Chapter 3 "Havermeyer" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 3 "Havermeyer" Summary

Colonel Cargill, a man who takes great pride in his own incompetence, orders Yossarian's low-morale group to attend a U.S.O. show. The anxious men make frequent trips to Sergeant Towser's tent to see if they've received orders to ship home. The pilots, having completed the required fifty missions, are worried that Colonel Cathcart will again raise the requirement before they have a chance to go home. Yossarian complains of illness to Doc Daneeka, who proves unsympathetic, advising Yossarian to adopt an attitude more in line with bombardier golden-boy, Havermeyer, whose suicidal bombing runs endanger men's lives but never miss the mark. At this point in his career, Yossarian no longer cares about hitting the target. He'd much rather come home alive. Several of the other pilots resent Havermeyer, sometimes resorting to violence. One night, Hungry Joe fires a pistol...

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