This song was a popular hit back in the World War II days, based loosely on the exploits of a chaplain at Pearl Harbor.

Tell me, which character in Catch 22 does it remind you of?

IMO, it fits Colonel Cathcart perfectly.

Cathcart is OBSESSED with becoming a general and thus employs various tactics - such as increasing the number of required bomb missions - in an attempt to raise his position.

(He initially wanted to add prayers for tight bombing patterns, hoping that the practice would feature him in a national magazine and move him closer to generalship.)

Overall, His sole purpose is to use the squadron's record to boost him in rank.

He's like a insane arch-villain.