Lisa - I lost an uncle, USAAF 1stLt (navigator) Donald C. Dutton who, according to a few of his letters, flew some of the transport sorties for the engineers you mention and also Merrill's Marauders, etc. Even if he is not mentioned in the diary, I would love to get a copy because I am writing some articles about the three uncles I had in the CBI theater. The other two came home. Can I arrange to pay for copying it? It would be very helpful and, if you wish, I would be very careul to give full credit to anything I might use. History books and unit reports are SO dry and there are so few diaries. Thank you for your consideration.