My grandmother never received the body of her son only form letters expressing sympathy. Consequently, she never gave up hope that he would return. She prayed and hoped every night for his return until she died in 1969.
What was the name of your grandmother’s son? I have the complete official army Leopoldville casualty list from the National archives in my research files. I can give you a much better idea of what probably were his final moments.
Leopoldville disaster author/historian