USS Missouri under Attack by Iraqi Silkworm
While providing gunfire support to harass the Iraqi troops in Kuwait in preparation for a possible amphibious landing, USS Missouri (BB-63) was fired upon by an Iraqi silkworm anti-ship missile. By the use of infrared flares and chaff, the missile's guidance was confused. It crossed close astern of the Missouri and was engaged and shot down by HMS Gloucester (D-96).
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- Persian Gulf War 1990-1991
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