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'We knew the ship was doomed': USS Indianapolis survivor recalls four days in shark-filled sea

It was a sweltering July night, about 110 degrees, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The USS Indianapolis had just completed a top-secret mission to deliver the contents of an atomic bomb to Tinian, one of the Northern Mariana Islands. That bomb, called "Little Boy," would later be dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.

‘It’s like everyone forgot’: On a familiar battlefield, Marines prepare for their next chapter in the Forever War

What’s It Like To Go Supersonic In An F-15E Fighter Jet? Read On.

I am cruising near the speed of sound in an F-15E Strike Eagle over the Atlantic Ocean. My pilot, Michael “Thorny” Brewer, has just taken the aircraft into a tight circle, causing me to pull six G’s – or six times my body weight – in the cramped cockpit. My peripheral vision is greying out and I’m fighting for breath.

‘It’s like everyone forgot’: On a familiar battlefield, Marines prepare for their next chapter in the Forever War