The pilots of the gliders at the Caen Canal and Orne River
bridges, between Ranville and Benouville, were all Staff Sergeants
of the Glider Pilot Regiment. The co-pilots handled the navigation,
the pilots did the flying.
With more than 95 percent of their development complete, the
five aircraft of the 84 percent identical AH-1Z and UH-1Y
helicopters currently in flight test marked their 3,000th flight
hour June 1 during weapons accuracy testing in Yuma, AZ.