George F. McElhaney was born on November 24, 1916. He was the son of George Ashton McElhaney and Myrtle Ealey McElhaney. He served in the 84th Troop Squadron, 437th Troop Carrier Group as a Private First Class during World War II. PFC McElhaney died on June 25, 1944 and is buried now in the Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom. He also has a cenotaph located in Howard Cemetery #2, Coopersville, Pike County, Ohio.