Would it be needed? If you take a look at Midway a couple of cruisers and say half a dozen DDs could pretty much insure that no significant number of planes would be launched from there any time soon. That's if what survived constituted much of a threat in any case. Remember they don't have room for a huge number of planes at Midway. That's also going to affect the probability of scouts detecting the raiding force before hand. If they make the run in at 30 knots they can start 300 nm away and still reach the island in 10 hours.