All the CVL are converted pre-dreadnoughts with one (1) squadron of 16 torpedo planes
Ive seen it twice now in this battle so its repeating. Right now you can open up the air strike page and see that CVL Braunshweig has available to ready two (2) groups of (1) torpedo bomber each. These are the same squadron. The squadrons are not reforming properly when on the carrier.
There were 1 plane recons done at the start of the match using the auto search so these would have been those. I also split the remaining torpedo planes in IIIRC a 7, 6 and a 6. A few 2 and maybe 1 from repaired planes now. I have a high confidence the 1 plane are the returned AI recon planes.
What should be happening is the unready planes that are of the same original squadron should be regrouped.
A problem this is causing is it prevents forming teams for getting through enemy fighters or AA. The planes may end up going in one at a time which AFAIK will be much more vulnerable.