George C. Mahers was born on June 14, 1918 in Philadelphia to John and Pearl Mahers. His family later moved to the West Chester area. George was one of six children.
After schooling, George obtained employment at the Nachman Spring Factory, which made automobile springs.
George was inducted into the Army in 1941. After training and service in this country, he was sent overseas to the European Theater in 1943. He served in the Fourth Armored Division of General Patton’s Third Army. The last letter his family received from George was dated April 9th from Germany.
Technical Fifth grade George C. Mahers was killed in action on April 13, 1945. On April 27th, his mother received the telegram from the Army notifying her of her son’s death. George was buried at a local military cemetery.
In 1949, George was returned for burial in his home county. He is buried at St. Agnes Cemetery in West Chester.
Brothers William and John also served in the Army during the war.