Sadly true. However, there is one advantage. If the USN gets the warning on December 4th, Halsey won't fly off the planes of VMF-211. So Enterprise will have a heavier than normal complement of Wildcats. Plus, Enterprise has radar. One of only 14 ships in the Navy to be equipped with it at the time. Is that enough to counter balance the KB? No. Between them, Enterprise and Lexington had about 200 planes. The KB had around 360. If Kimmel is smart, he'll keep the fleet under cover of land based air as well.Alas said fleet isn't carrying late 1944 levels of AA guns and fighter compliments if it did I'd say it would be too tough a nut for the KB to crack.