Reassigned to a new Design by the Bureau of Ships 6/10/44 memo to ComServPac that listed ships that had been reassigned from the 10/11/43 letter #0937.
USS Mugford (DD-389) is seen from the starboard bow at Mare Island on April 28, 1944, in camouflage 32/1D. The colors are dull black, ocean gray and light gray. Photo source: NARA BS 65301.
USS Mugford (DD-389) is seen from the port side at Mare Island again on April 28, 1944. Photo source: NARA BS 65300.
USS Mugford (DD-389) is shown in 32/1D at Mare Island on April 28, 1944. Photo source: NARA BS 65299.
DD-389 in 32/1DUSS Mugford (DD-389) again at Mare Island on April 28, 1944 this time from the stern wearing 32/1D. The aft black panel on the port side extends around the stern without any panel of ocean gray. This differs from the drawing and is similar to the sterns of USS Bagley (DD-386) and USS Helm (DD-388). Photo source: NARA BS 65302.
DD-389 in 32/1D
This photo is from USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) showing firefighting after a Japanese kamikaze plane crashed the flight deck stern on October 30, 1944. USS Mugford (DD-389) is seen alongside giving aid and is still in camouflage 32/1D. Photo source: NARA 80-G-342011.