USS Connolly (DE-306) is seen in camouflage 31/1D usong dull black and haze gray on July 18, 1944, leaving Mare Island. Connolly has an early version of SU surface search radar antenna mounted above the SA air search radar on the foremast. Photo source: NARA BS 131509.
Connolly is shown again from the bow at Mare Island on July 18, 1944. Photo source: NARA BS 131510.
Connolly is shown again at Mare Island on July 18, 1944 wearing 31/1D from the stern. Notice there are no “extra” panels painted on the stern. Photo source: NARA BS 131511.
Connolly was photographed from an aircraft from Alameda Naval Air Station, California on August 1, 1944. Even by this date the deck pattern has been painted solid deck blue. The angled depth charge racks and two pairs of depth charge throwers of the Evarts class can easily be seen and may have been required by the lack of deck space in order to maintain the size and effectiveness of the pattern of the depth charges entering the water. Photo source: NARA 80-G-243637.
Connolly shown again in a photograph by an aircraft from Alameda Naval Air Station, California on August 1, 1944. Photo source: NARA 80-G-243634.