On May 14, 1943, the first B-26 mission in the ETO took place. It was a low-level mission to a power plant at Ijmuijden in the Netherlands:
12 B-26’s are dispatched against the Velsen power station at Ijmuiden, The Netherlands; 11 hit the target at 1100 hours; 1 B-26 is damaged beyond repair when it crashes upon returning to base and 9 others are damaged; casualties are 1 KIA and 7 MIA. …. The attack at Ijmuiden is made at low level by the 322d Bombardment Group (Medium), the first US medium bomber group to become operational in the UK.
Read THE IJMUIDEN POWER PLANT RAIDS OF WWII: AIRPOWER MISAPPLIED:
CO Stllman’s own story: http://clydedwillis.tripod.com/stillman.html