The three cruisers USS Salt Lake City (CA-25), USS Pensacola (CA-24) and USS New Orleans (CA-32) left to right at Pearl Harbor in October 1943, in this often published photograph. Pensacola in the center is wearing a just visible early dazzle camouflage 33/10D. Photo source: NARA 80-G-264236.
Pensacola is shown again from the starboard in an aerial view on January 27, 1944, taken by an aircraft from USS Enterprise (CV-6). The camouflage here again is 33/10D using light gray (5-L) and ocean gray (5-O). Photo source: NARA 80-G-222929.
This is USS Pensacola (CA-24) at sea taken from the escort carrier USS Chenango (CVE-28). Although the official photo caption states it was received on May 15, 1945, it was probably taken in February or March 1944 during the Marshalls campaign. This camouflage is Measure 33 Design 10D using ocean gray (5-O) and haze gray (5-H) or light gray (5-L). Photo source: NARA 80-G-321670.
USS Pensacola (CA-24) at Mare Island on May 20, 1944, in camouflage 32/14D. Mare Island requested and received from BuShips permission to paint Pensacola using the design for Salt Lake City which was in hand, even though she was scheduled to be Measure 33. Photo source: NARA BS 66950.
USS Pensacola (CA-24) this time from the port side at Mare Island on May 20, 1944, in camouflage 32/14D. Photo source: NARA BS 66951.
Pensacola again this time in Massacre Bay in the Aleutians on June 9, 1944, in a port stern photo wearing camouflage 32/14D. Pensacola was painted in 32/14D sometime in May 1944 at Mare Island. Photo source: NARA 80-G 239363.
This is an enlargement from a photo taken at Massacre Bay in the Aleutians on June 9, 1944. Note that the 32/14D pattern here uses 3 colors vice earlier versions that used only two. Photo source: NARA 80-G-239379.
An aerial photo of USS Pensacola (CA-24) at sea on September 3, 1944. This photo taken by an aircraft from USS Monterey (CVL-26). Photo source: NARA 80-G-366996.
CA-24 wore 33/10D beginning in October 1943 based on 10/11/43 ComServPac letter #0937 to the BuShips which assigned camouflage Designs to ships assigned to the Pacific Fleet. Later in May 1944 CA-24 was painted in 32/14D at Mare Island using the 32/14D drawing that had been used for CA-25.