George A. Mahner
Company A 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry
4th Infantry Division
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:
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.
Forest Home Cemetery
Burial information from the Find A Grave website
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