Also, as I said, you must deploy the carrier directly under the planes if they survive the turn; if they don’t you can place it anywhere
You can do the same thing when you declare you’re going to bring an existing carrier up in NCM for fighters to land on after a battle is over. If the fighters die, you don’t have to move the carrier. Reference the “Pearl Harbor light” opening for Japan.
It’s a board game, not a historical simulation.