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Chapter 14, 15, and 16

Chapter 14 - Kid Sampson
Yossarian apparently learns quickly just how dangerous what he did was, and by the time the mission to Bologna finally takes place, he is smart enough to sabotage the wiring on his headset. Because he can no longer relay orders to Kid Sampson, one of his pilots, he orders the crew to return to base. Upon return, he relaxes, takes a walk, and goes swimming. After a brief nap, he awakens to the sound of the other returning aircraft. To his surprise, they are all intact with no damage. Bologna was, after all the anxiety, an easy bombing run with no air defenses with which to contend.

Chapter 15 - Piltchard and Wren
Piltchard and Wren, the joint squadron operations officers, reprimand Yossarian publicly for turning back over something so minor as a broken intercom. As a result, they assign him to fly lead bombardier in the first formation over Bologna the next day. Expecting the same easy approach his colleagues had enjoyed the day before, he flies in straight and level, only to find his plane engulfed in a sea of flak and shells.

Yossarian manages to hit the target, despite the massive amount of resistance he encounters. As he madly shouts evasive action orders to McWatt, Aarfy (his obnoxious navigator) enrages him by standing around, doing nothing, while blocking his escape crawlspace. The crew narrowly escapes death, and once Yossarian returns to his senses, he realizes the reason for the heavy flak. Orr, whom everyone superstitiously believes to attract anti-aircraft fire, had been on leave in Rome the previous day, but had returned to take part in the current raid.

Chapter 16 - Luciana
Yossarian decides to spend leave time in Rome. While drinking at the officer's club there, he meets Luciana, an attractive Italian woman who sleeps with him after he buys her dinner. Yossarian discovers that she has a large scar on her back from an American bombing raid. When they finish their lovemaking, Yossarian asks her to marry him. She responds that she won't marry a crazy man. She elaborates that he is crazy because he wants to marry a women who is not a virgin. Just as this particular Catch-22 is running its course, Hungry Joe accidentally walks in on them. Hungry Joe, who has a fixation with taking photos of naked women, runs hysterically to get his camera, while Yossarian barricades the door and orders Luciana to dress. They leave hurriedly, and say a quick goodbye. Luciana offers Yossarian her address, to which he agrees. She then responds angrily that he will only tear it up and tell other men that he slept with an attractive woman who didn't want any money for it. He denies that he would act in this manner. She gives him her address, and he promptly tears it up after she rounds the corner. Only a few minutes later, eating breakfast with other officers, he regrets his decision.

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