They made the Ultimate Sacrifice


Jack Richard Vikstrom


Able Seaman, V33099, RCNVR


Born: 05 Oct 1917, Vassa, Finland


Died: 06 Feb 1943 at sea


Book of Remembrance


VIKSTROM, Jack Richard, AB, V33099, RCNVR, MPK - 06 Feb 1943, HMCS LOUISBURG - Son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Vikstrom, of Timmins, Ontario; husband of Betty Vikstrom, of Montreal, Quebec.


AB Vikstrom died when his ship, HMCS LOUISBURG, which was on convoy duty in the Mediterranean, was sunk by bombs and torpedoes from Italian aircraft.


Ships served in:

MONTREAL DIVISION RCNVR - Enlisted 29 Jul 1941. Commenced Active Service 04 Aug 1941.

HMCS STADACONA - Drafted to STADACONA 04 Nov 1941 as an OS, RCNVR

HMCS LOUISBURG - Drafted to LOUISBURG 15 Jan 1942 as an OS, RCNVR




(JV01) Documents from the Service File of Jack Vikstrom

(JV02) Article on AB Vikstrom missing, believed killed



Second World War Casualty Index