Kurushima and Nojima are gonna perform the Emerald Ri-MaajonImplausibly young Ace Pilot? Check. Older and Wiser navigator? Check. Romantic Two-Girl Friendship? Check. Can only fly a plane together? Check.
There are girls serving the navy since all the men are either on the ground or deadWhy else would nations drafted young women in to their militaries considering the general stance on women in the armed forces during WW2? Its because all of the men have been drafted into the military's ground forces or that they simply died. It would also explain why there are some ficitional ships based on real ship classes, they're just extra ships added since the previous ships have sank. The Unbei itself is said to be have converted from a civilian ship so that also supports the theory.