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Chapter 6 "Hungry Joe" Summary

Hungry Joe, a former photojournalist for Life magazine, has horrible nightmares after the completion of each tour. His nightly screams disturb everyone in the camp. Whenever the Colonel increases the mission requirement, Hungry Joe is relieved, and the nightmares cease. Yossarian tries to convince Hungry Joe to go see Doc Daneeka, but Joe refuses. Yossarian concludes that Joe's nightmares make sense in light of the horrors that they've all seen. Yossarian learns from ex-P.F.C. Wintergreen that Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters only requires forty combat missions. Unfortunately, the same authority demands that soldiers obey the orders of their commanding officers, even if the officer in question is himself disobeying orders. Yossarian hears from Doc Daneeka that the Colonel's mission requirement has been increased to fifty-five, putting him now seven missions away from the target.

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