The St George Pilots Memorial pays tribute to two brave men hailing from St George.
Squadron Leader John Jackson bravely served in World War II in some of its most dangerous battles. He was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross medal for his work in the Middle East. Jackson then led his squadron of Kittyhawks in the Battle of Port Moresby which prevented the Japanese advancement into the country. Jacksons International Airport at Port Moresby is named in his honour in recognition of his efforts.
The first Aboriginal fighter pilot in the Royal Australian Air Force was Warrant Officer Leonard Waters, is also commemorated at the memorial.
The legacy of these two locals will be remembered forever by this sandstone monument overlooking the Balonne River.
The St George Pilots Memorial can be found opposite the Balonne Shire Visitor Information Centre.