Date: March 14, 1945
Source: Department of Veterans Affairs
This telegram, dated March 14, 1945, announced the very sad news to Gisèle Garand, mother of a soldier from Verdun, Gérard Garand, who disappeared, and was presumed dead, on May 20, 1944.
English translation of the telegram:
WE PROFOUNDLY REGRET TO INFORM YOU LIEUTENANT GÉRARD GARAND EARLIER DISAPPEARED DURING A ROUTINE FLIGHT ON FOURTEEN MAY 1944 NOW FOR OFFICIAL PURPOSES PRESUMED DEAD ON OR AROUND 20 MAY 1944 [Translation]