Powel Tilman Saterfield was born on 18 November 1914 at Buford, Georgia to Noah W. Saterfield and Laura S. Hendricks. He was married to Ruby Randall and father of Jay Saterfield.
Died 26 March 1944
Memorialized at Manila American Cemetery, Philippines

He was stationed at the Submarine Base Barracks at Ewa, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1940.

Loss Date: March 26, 1944
Location: North of Pelews
Circumstances: Sunk by circular run of own torpedo

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 14 January 1946
Ensign Powel T. Saterfield, husband of Mrs. Ruby Higdon Saterfield, who has been carried on navy records as missing since March, 1944, is now presumed dead by Navy Department, his wife has been informed. Ensign Saterfield was believed to have been killed in action while on submarine duty in the South Pacific.
A graduate of Central High School, Ensign Saterfield entered the navy in 1935 as an enlisted man and was commissioned during the war. He had been overseas for 30 Months when reported missing. He held two citations from the navy. Mrs. Saterfield and her daughter, Jay, 3, reside at 4402 Tennessee Avenue, St. Elmo.

  • Rank: Ensign
  • Date of birth:
  • 18 November 1914
  • Date of death: 26 March 1944
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Tullibee (SS-284)
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila, Philippines
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XII, Top Panel
  • Contact us to sponsor Powell T. Saterfield

Image Gallery

Click a thumbnail below to view at full size.

Submit more information on this veteran →