Here is a 177 Squadron photograph that I am having problems with. It is No 11 in a sequence taken on Sortie 384 on the 11th November 1944. The hand written caption on the back states, "Oil pipe line "pranged" very successfully by one of our crews. Taikyi - Prome railway". The Operations Record Book shows four sorties being flown on the 11th November 1944, each involving two aircraft. but none of the four reports mention an attack on the oil pipe line. The amount of thick black smoke would certainly suggest burning oil, but the reports only mention burning lorries. The most likely report is this one: Aircraft type and No. NE 807 Crew: F/L A. Sutherland Brown. W/O J. Aldham & NV 375. Crew: F/L O.E. Simpson. F/O N.F. Archer. Time up: 1200 hrs. Time down: 16.50 Remarks: Aircraft reached target at BAWLAKE and started patrol at 13.50. A few miles north of BAWLAKE a lorry was seen in centre of the road. After the first attack it caught fire. Red flames were seen and a huge column of oily black smoke resulted. The lorry before attack seemed to be loaded. Shortly afterwards a second lorry, an open one from which coolies jumped off, was seen moving north. It was hit while moving and ran off the road. After 3 attacks by each aircraft it was set on fire. No further movement was reported to HOPONG but on the road between HOPONG and LOILEM two lorries were seen, the first facing west and the second one a few miles away moving west when first seen. Both aircraft attacked in each case and the vehicles were set on fire. When attacking the second lorry, smoke could still be seen from the burning wreck of the first one. Patrol finished at LAIKHA at 1507.