DE-528 and DE-530 were sent Design 31/1D on 4/8/44 and 5/30/44 respectively while assigned to Pacific Fleet, then remained in 1D when assigned to Atlantic Fleet. In late November 1944 repainted in 1D with navy blue and haze gray.
USS John J. Powers (DE-528) is shown at Boston from the starboard bow on April 27, 1944, wearing camouflage 31/1D using black and haze gray. Powers had been commissioned on February 29, 1944. Photo source: NARA BS 122094.
John J. Powers is seen again in camouflage 31/1D at Boston in a poor quality photo from the port quarter on April 27, 1944. Powers had been sent the drawing for 31/1D for camouflage on April 6, 1944. The vertical colors are dull black (BK) and haze gray (5-H). Photo source: NARA BS 122096.
Another in the series of John J. Powers at Boston from the starboard stern on April 27, 1944. From this angle John J. Powers shows an “extra” panel on the stern. Photo source: NARA BS 122095.
USS John J. Powers (DE-528) is shown again from the bow in Boston Harbor on April 27, 1944. Photo source: NARA BS 122097.