ANGELS AGAINST THE SUN
A WWII Saga of Grunts, Grit, and Brotherhood
Angels Against the Sun is paratrooper-turned-historian James M. Fenelon’s chronicle of the 11th Airborne Division—nicknamed ‘The Angels’— whose Pacific campaigns were defined by two merciless foes: the Imperial Japanese Army and the combined forces of monsoons, swamps, insects, mud, privation and disease. Fenelon’s book gives readers a boots-on-the ground, narrative-driven account of American airborne troops on the road to Tokyo.
FOUR HOURS OF FURY
The Untold Story of World War II’s Largest Airborne Invasion and The Final Push into Nazi Germany
One of the most authentic, viscerally exciting accounts ever of an airborne invasion, Four Hours of Fury is Fenelon’s gripping narration of Operation VARSITY—WWII’s largest single-day airdrop which, over the space of four hours, dropped more than 17,000 Allied airborne troops across the Rhine River into the heart of Nazi Germany.
PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES
Below are several of Fenelon’s World War II articles.
The 555th's Campaign for Equality
ARMY :: MARCH 2023
There are lessons to be learned from both the struggles and the legacy of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, the Army’s first all-Black parachute unit.
Jump Into the Fire
WORLD WAR II MAGAZINE :: MAY/JUNE 2016
German paratroopers leaped into the breach in Belgium, only to be clawed down.
FLYPAST MAGAZINE :: NO. 405, APRIL 2015
A daring B-24 mission flown at treetop level to resupply the airborne troops of Operation Varsity.