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Napoleon Green, Air Police, Broadstairs Harbour, US, Cliff Promenade

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Spree killings at US air base, Manston, 24th August 1955.Airman Napoleon Green aged 21 from Chicago, ran amok with a .30 automatic carbine rifle and a .45 pistol at the US air base at Manston.By the time he escaped from the main gate in a hijacked car he had shot 10 people on the base, killing 3 of them. Pictured: Stone Gap, Broadstairs Harbour, from where Napoleon Green's body was recovered. An unknown number of armed Air Police as well as 16 unarmed Thanet policemen were on his trail. Napoleon Green was trapped. Armed Air Police ranged along the Cliff Promenade above, British and USAF police were advancing towards him from north and south. There was only the sea. He walked out to where it was 18 inches deep, and turned the automatic rifle on himself, committing suicide.

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Color Black & White
Keywords 1950s,Air Police,Beach,Pebble,USA,USAF,Crime,Murder ,Manston,Spree Killings,Napoleon Green,Napoleon Greene
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