There should be no way that US can destroy the JAP navy if you come with everything.
I suggest the following:
1 bmb (JAP), 1 ftr (PHI), 1 ftr (CAR), 1 bb (JAP), 1 trn (JAP), 1 bb (CAR), 1 sub (SOL), 1 ac (CAR) – do NOT bring 2 inf.
You can use your trn and sub as cannon fodder. You should have 2 bb’s, the ac and 2 ftrs left (and perhaps the trn or sub). US can only attack with 1 bb, 1 trn, 2 ftr (one will have to land in HAW) and 1 bmb. US should lose this battle … and if it some how does win – the US will be left with only one unit (prob. the bb). Thus, no airforce at all!
In addition, like GI stated … this will divert the US fleet from moving to the Atlantic.
Also — NO IC on JAP 1 … buy inf and trns!