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Catch-22 - Study Guide Chapter 31 "Mrs. Daneeka" Summary & Analysis

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Since McWatt's flight log lists Doc Daneeka as a passenger, the doctor is assumed dead. Hearing this, Cathcart raises the mission requirement to seventy. Despite Doc's walking and talking, people in the outfit continue to insist that he is dead. The War Department contacts Mrs. Daneeka to inform her of husband's demise. She's crushed by the news, but is cheered when she receives a letter from Doc himself, informing her that he is indeed alive. Mrs. Daneeka's reply to Doc, however, comes back unread and marked KILLED IN ACTION. The War Department explains to her that she must have been the victim of a cruel hoax. Once more, Mrs. Daneeka is crushed, but this time her pain is mitigated by a windfall in the form of a G.I. bill, Social Security Survivor's Insurance and several life insurance policies...

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