William Rye Stubblefield lost his life on the USS Savannah off the coast of Salerno, Italy.  He was buried at sea at Malta. He is memorialized at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy.

Son of Charlie H. Stubblefield and Mollie Dora Tate.

  • Rank: Gunnersmate Third Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 7 November 1914
  • Date of death: 11 September 1943
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Navy
  • Division/Assignment: USS Savannah (SL-42)
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XI, Middle Panel
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