In short, Napolian Green, a black USAF service man went mad and armed himself with a few guns and shot a few people at the army base in Manston Kent. He then drove to Broadstairs where he walked about on the sand, scaring all the 'lazy' sunbathers and causing bathers to flee. He killed three people and wounded six others before he was shot dead by other USAF personell.
I thought I would post this as it sort of fits with my Perter Sutliffe observation in that not everyone will remember him.
Remember Napolian Green? Probably not. That was 65 years ago. Peter Sutcliffe was active in the 1980s which would have been 30 years after Napolian Green. Whilst Napolian Green was just a short spree killing, it would have been more sensationala t the time and probably one of those things etched in the social consciousness, especially in Kent and Broadstairs.
I also mention it as its one of those items that I does not fit in either the BK or unsolved.
OK, so you all know more about it that I do. It just thought it was weird how I had never heard about it before (although not that weird as I read a lot of old stuff). Maybe he did shoot himself.
Again, it was not in my collected consciousness, but it might possibly have been in Micheal Ryans (and a few other spree shooters of the time) michael ryan was 1987 which was 32 years on from Napolian Green. We are 33 years on from Michael Ryan. Its the psychology of collected consciousness that I was referring to really. Will Michael Ryan be onto future generations as Napolian Green was onto me? Its really a rhetorical question, but I find it interesting because it implies that there is a collective conscious and by some form of consideration it can be manipulated, engineered and controlled.
I am quite interested in news events as memories in a significant sense. People remember things and as they get older, the memories take on a different shape and form, representing building blocks of the minds eye.
Post by matthewspicer on Nov 12, 2020 17:37:11 GMT
Green defo shot himself ....
"Napoleon Green POST MORTEM AT DENHAM A post-mortem was carried out at Denham U.S.A.F. Base mortuary on Saturday on the body of Napoleon Green, American airman who killed three people and injured nine others in a South Coast gun battle last week. The post-mortem, performed by Colonel R. B. Lewis, commander of the U.S.A.F. Clinical Laboratories. London, established that Green died from self-inflicted wounds. Denham Base houses the central mortuary for the United States Third Air Force." Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette - Friday 02 September 1955
There are many many many cases like this that u think why does no-one remember them - in fact had he been shot dead by the US Mil Police it prob. would have been bigger news - questions in Parliament etc.
That's why I liked the True Crime mags as they did a lot of 'less-well known' cases inc. this one; and then when I sent stuff in I did a lot of stuff like this .... There is an endless vault of stories out there ....
I think the media after the mid-sixties will mean Michael Ryan will live longer - Green wasn't on tv .... but yes there are prob. teenagers just getting into True Crime who don't know who Michael Ryan is .... I doubt very much Ryan was thinking of Green at all .... if he were influenced prob. more stuff in USA ....