"on a low-level mission over a Wac on a supply flight to Marrakech"

Marrakech, or Marrakesh, the second-largest city in Morocco, has a long and respected history as an imperial metropolis. Alfred Hitchcock shot the opening scenes of “The Man Who Knew Too Much” with Doris Day and James Stewart in Marrakech. Crosby, Stills and Nash recorded a song called “Marrakesh Express,” composed by Graham Nash, for their first album. Yossarian’s “low-level mission” over a WAC would, in view of the dose of clap that resulted, have been a sexual one.