I know I've seen other threads here about carrier resize problems. Here is what has happened to me.
In addition to their own squadrons of F, DB, and TB, two CV's each had multiple fragments of fighter units. On their way to the west coast to repair/upgrade, they stopped at Pearl Harbor to refuel.
When they refueled at Pearl, their own fighter squadrons resized down to about size 4 or 5. Note that the TF did not actually "dock", as it was too large to do so.
When they got near San Francisco, I flew off all of the fragments. Their own fighter groups still will not resize back to 36 upon reaching SF. So, after making certain the TF was docked, I clicked on the Resize option in each of those two squadrons and left them both selected as "Resize to 36". Sent off the turn (see save game attached). No resize.
Any advice would be most appreciated.