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Catch-22 - Study Guide Chapter 10 "Wintergreen" Summary & Analysis

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Clevinger's plane, crew and all, disappears without a trace somewhere off the coast of Elba, an event which Yossarian elatedly interprets as a mass desertion. Wintergreen evades combat duty by staying in trouble, perpetually serving a sentence to dig and refill holes. Applby tries to report Yossarian for the Lieutenant's unwillingness to take his atarbine tables, but discovers that Major Major won't be seen while he's actually in his office. Sergeant Towser, a man without interest in war or advancement, unhappily runs the Squadron, convinced that the officers are all crazy.

Since the men are dreading the mission to Bologna, Colonel Korn orders the medical tent closed to keep anyone from reporting sick. Dr. Stubbs, who Dunbar finds sitting alone in his medical tent, expresses disillusionment at the military's attempt to order sickness out of existence. He announces that, despite orders...

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