‘Boots, Bikes and Bombers’ Recounts Life of Ginny Wood

A new book tells the story of a Fairbanks woman who’s set a standard for adventure and conservation activism. “Boots, Bikes and Bombers” is a compilation of Ginny Wood’s stories and photos.  The book put together by University of Alaska Fairbanks oral history researcher Karen Brewster, recounts Wood’s unique adventures, like bike touring Europe and sailing the northwest coast back in the 1930’s and 40’s.  Wood also flew in the Women’s Air Force Service Pilot program during World War 2. After the war, Brewster says Wood and friend and fellow pilot Celia Hunter, flew surplus planes from Washington to Fairbanks.

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Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.