Pearl Harbor Movie | Everything Michael Bay Got Wrong

On December 7, 1941, a military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service hit the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. In 2001, the film ‘Pearl Harbor’ by Michael Bay was released. The drama follows American friends Rafe McCawley (played by Ben Affleck) and Danny Walker (played by Josh Hartnett) as they enter World War II as pilots. Though roughly based on real events, the movie is full of historical inaccuracies. Issues like segregation, “the surprise” attack, and many other glaring errors have caused many historians to dismiss the film as wildly off base.

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