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Re: Callng Rick Davis re Photo of DMS Forrest in Camo
Not completely an unusual camo scheme for GLEAVES class DMS units, an official Ms 32a/29D scheme ... http://www.usndazzle.com/ship.php?id=1240
... at least three units (USS MACOMB, FORREST, and HOBSON) are known to have worn it (three others wore Ms 32a/22D ... USS ELLYSON, HAMBLETON, and RODMAN). Being applied just as Dazzle Schemes were going away, it actually is surprising she still had it in the Pacific. MACOMB and HOBSON were photographed with the scheme as they completed their DMS conversion off ChNY. Whether they retained it in the Pacific or were repainted is unknown to me.
I really liked the 9 January 1945 photo of the West Virginia you posted below. Thanks for posting it.
After admiring the photo of the WV, I looked at some of the other photos you had up (hope you don't mind), and was excited and amazed to see the March-April 1945 photo of the DMS Forrest in a rather mottled (and cool, to my eye) camo scheme. What do you make of her scheme? Entirely unofficial?
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