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Yossarian

Alan Arkin as Yossarian in Catch-22 (1970)

Captain John Joseph Yossarian is the fictional protagonist in Joseph Heller's classic satirical novel Catch-22, and its sequel, Closing Time. While serving in World War II, he was a B-25 bombadier in the fictional 256th bombing squadron stationed on Pianosa, a small Mediterranean island off the mainland of Italy.