Ahem, as I recall we actually had lend you one of our carriers to fight in the Pacific as you had run out of your own? (anyone help me with the name?). And I would say the US 'phoned it in' in the Indian Ocean and the Med. And the Arctic convoys. Plus our carriers had armoured decks so when we took Kamikazes off Okinawa we just got out the brooms and kept fighting whilst the US carriers with their wooden decks had to limp home. No point having a bigger air wing with no carrier to operate off?