I posted recently on two 1943 books about the carrier war in the Pacific in 1942, A Ship to Remember and Carrier Combat. I've also recently added three more ship-specific books to the naval history shelves, all with an eye towards eventually modeling them.
The first is a book of 3-D renderings of the Japanese carrier Kaga. The second is a hardback about the Pearl Harbor survivor USS California (BB-44) and the last is a new Warship Pictorial on the USS Yorktown (CV-5).
The last goes out of its way to include some color references. While all the color photos are of Yorktown's sister ship Hornet at Midway, which wore a slightly different paint scheme, albeit one using the same colors, the publisher included a colorized version of the famous picture of the Yorktown in drydock in Pearl Harbor the week before the battle. The photo shows all three camouflage colors on the ship's hull and superstructure, as well as the black boot topping and antifouling red paint on the hull.