Michel, Thank you for your kind words of support ... they make me feel like I almost know what I am doing! The other way I was trying to determine not only the craft and serial numbers, but who was aboard any given ship or craft, was by following the trail of Embarkation Tags. War Diaries from the Cdn. Sec. G.H.Q. 2 Ech. 21 Army Gp., detail the collection and handling of Embarkation Tags and the creation of Nominal Rolls based on them. I will include a sample of an Embarkation Tag here along with a document that discusses situations where there are both British and Canadian troops aboard the same vessel. To date I have been unable to locate these Embarkation Nominal Rolls at LAC. There is everything else - ie. ones for all of the exercises and for North Africa, but none for D-Day .... sigh.