playing Downfallv2 under 1108k8 beta.
on 10/12/45, CVB Midway appeared at Guam as a reinforcement equipped w/ 4 airgroups:
VF-74 - F4U-4 Corsair, sized 36, 30/0/6 aircraft (avail/maint&dam/reserve)
VBF-74 - F4U-4 Corsair, sized 0, 3/0/33 aircraft
VB-74 - 24xSB2C-5 Helldiver, sized 15, 21/0/3 aircraft
VT-74 - 36xSB2C-5 Helldiver, sized 15, 18/0/18 aircraft
i set all 4 airgroups to re-size to 36. Midway was assigned to TF 19 at Guam.
on 10/13/45, airgroup sizes were
VF-74, sized 36, 36/0/0
VBF-74, sized 0, 0/0/36
VB-74, sized 24, 15/0/9
VT-74, sized 36, 15/0/21
i set VBF-74 to re-size to 36.
on 10/14/45, VF-74 had disappeared! It had been automatically set to 're-size to fit ship' after it re-sized. I couldn't find VF-74 at any base or ship. i think its Corsairs were returned to the pool. i set the 3 remaining airgroups to re-size to 36.
on 10/15/45, the 3 remaining airgroups had all re-sized to 36.
VBF-74, sized 36, i upgraded it to F7F-3 Tigercats, 0/0/36
VB-74, sized 36, 24/12/0
VT-74, sized 36, 36/0/0
on 10/16/45, VBF-74 & VT-74 had disappeared (they'd been auto-set to 're-size to fit ship'). All 36 of the F7F-3 Tigercats were returned to the pool, i think the SB2C-5 Helldivers were also returned to the pool.
so it seems to me there's a bug associated w/ CVB Midway - when airgroups are re-sized, they show up next turn at the chosen size & are set to 're-size to fit ship', then they disapparate!
i've also had probs w/ other CVs, i successfully re-size their VT airgroups from 15 to 18, then later on, they spontaneously re-size back to 15 - at least they don't disappear!
but i think that if a player goes to the trouble to re-size Carrier Airgroups, they should be reset to 'no resize allowed' after they resize, instead of to 're-size to fit ship', i believe this would solve the prob. It's a bit too high-maintenance to go through all Carrier airgroups each turn, check if they've re-sized, then manually change them to 'no resize allowed'.