In the raids on Bologna and Avignon

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In the raids on Bologna and Avignon (in late June and July 1944), Yossarian has no interest in  medals. Nor is he devoted to the cause. He just wants to stay alive. When the first Bologna mission  is announced, Yossarian manages to get it canceled by moving the red satin ribbon on the easel  map in the intelligence tent. This ribbon is the bomb line, indicating the farthest advance of Allied  troops; no bombs are to be dropped south of it, so Yossarian simply moves the line north of Bologna,  confusing the commanding officers. The ploy eventually is discovered and the Bologna mission  rescheduled. By now, Yossarian is braver than he was at Ferrara. He is so brave, the narrator tells  us, that he avoids the raid altogether. Yossarian convinces his pilot, Kid Sampson, that they must  turn back because of a faulty intercom. Surprisingly, the squadron meets little resistance over  Bologna that day; however, the mission must by repeated because they miss the targets. On the  second Bologna raid, Yossarian is rewarded for his cowardice by flying lead bombardier. The flak is 
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