The movie Pearl Harbor does get a few things right. The Japanese did bomb Hawaii on Sunday morning, 7 December 1941. It does depict the aircraft carrier Akagi , the Japanese flagship, with her island on the port side. The film also captures the chaos the Japanese planes created during the first ten minutes of the surprise attack. And Jimmy Doolittle (played by Alec Baldwin) did lead 16 B-25 bombers against the Japanese homeland on 18 April 1942.