USS Cushing (DD-797) in New York on March 10, 1944. Cushing commissioned on January 17, 1944, and Cushing had been photographed in Measure 21 in January and February, so this paint must be fresh. The lightest color here is light enough to be light gray. Photo source: NARA BS 63174.
Cushing again in New York on March 10, 1944, this from the port stern quarter. There are no extra panels on the stern. Photo source: NARA BS 63177.
An aerial view of Cushing off the coast on March 30, 1944, taken by squadron VJ-15. The paint near the bow has already been somewhat worn. Photo source: NARA 80-G-237955.
Cushing is shown from the starboard bow in a very worn and weathered condition on November 18, 1944. The chipped paint shows a darker paint underneath, probably primer or navy blue. Cushing is delivering personnel to the carrier USS Hancock (CV-19). Photo source: NARA 80-G-288291.
Camouflage Measure and Design was assigned in 10/11/43 ComServPac letter #0937 to the BuShips which assigned camouflage Designs to most ships in the Pacific Fleet.