George A. Mahner

Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA 11/22/1944

 

 

George A. Mahner was born in Wisconsin on January 19, 1915.
(His enlistment record lists his birth year as 1916.)

He was drafted into the Army on December 3, 1942 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His home of residence
was listed as Rhinelander, Oneida County, Wisconsin and his civilian occupation was listed as
Unskilled Sawmill Occupations. He had completed grammar school and was married.
His religion was listed as Protestant.

Sergeant Mahner was killed in action in Germany during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest.
His Company was firing at the enemy to cover for an attack by 3rd Battalion on November 22, 1944.
After action interviews with officers and enlisted men of the 22nd Infantry provide the following
detail of Mahner's death:

"Sgt. George Mahner was firing to the front when a tree was felled in front of his field of fire.
Unable to continue his mission, Sgt. Mahner ran out to try and clear a place to fire.
He had hardly left his hole when a tree burst killed him instantly."

 

Article from Rhinelander Daily News December 9, 1944 by scrappergeneo from Ancestry.com

 

 

 

Article from Rhinelander Daily News November 22, 1945 by scrappergeneo from Ancestry.com

 

 

 


Article from Rhinelander Daily News April 22,, 1948 by scrappergeneo from Ancestry.com

 

 

 

George A. Mahner was buried in the temporary U.S. Military Cemetery,
Henri-Chapelle Cemetery, Eupen, Belgium and some time later
his remains were returned to the United States where he was
reinterred in Wisconsin.

Burial:
Forest Home Cemetery
Rhinelander
Oneida County
Wisconsin

 

 

 

Burial information from the Find A Grave website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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