What Harris did doesn't fit the definition. Especially considering existing international law allowed such action in the closest analogue, naval bombardment, and attempts to bring in new laws to outlaw bombing had failed. Yes. Firstly the Germans lost the BoB because they lost too many aircraft in their daylight battles with the RAF prior to the attack on London. The Jagdwaffe had 853 serviceable 109s on Eagle day, the day they began their main assault on the RAF. Less than a month later, on 7 September, the day they switched to attacking London, they had only 658. In terms of pilots they went from 869 fit for duty on 1 August to 735 on 1 September. In contrast the RAF had 579 serviceable Spitfires and Hurricanes with pilots on 13 August, 621 on 7 September. The Luftwaffe was much weaker than when the battle began, the RAF stronger. The Luftwaffe didn't abandon the battle to attack London, they attacked London because a: they couldn't afford the losses they had been taking, and b: they thought they could draw the RAF in to a single large battle and achieve victory. As to morale being crushed, no, it wasn't. But industrial production was more badly affected by the night blitz on cities than by the Luftwaffe's "precise" raids on factories. The British experience was that damage to housing and utilities caused more loss of production than direct damage to factories. The claim contrasted German losses to British. In that context it's well worth pointing out that the main focus for the Luftwaffe was Russia, not the UK. Whilst the Luftwaffe "only" killed 62,000 British civilians, the vast majority of those were killed in just 8 months of bombing. The Luftwaffe killed about 250 British civilians in July 1940, just over 1,000 in August, 6,954 in September, 6,334 in October, 4,588 in November, 3,793 in December, 1,500 in January 1941, 789 in February, 4,259 in March, 6,065 in April, 5,394 in May. The RAF killed 349 German civilians October - December 1940, 2,785 in 1941, 4,327 in 1942. By the end of 1942 the RAF had killed less German civilians than the Luftwaffe had killed British civilians in just August and September 1940. The only reason Britain didn't suffer hundreds of thousands of civilian dead is because the Russians did instead. And old ones continued in the cities. The German records from the bombing of Hamburg in July 1943 show 580 industrial sites destroyed. And if a factory is relocated out of the city, where do the workers live? Where does their food come from? Where does the electricity, gas and coal come from? What about the water? The trains that bring the workers and raw materials to the site, and take away the finished products? And where do the sub assemblies come from? The catches and switches and buttons and dials and valves and wire and raw steel and aluminium and rubber and all the other thousands of things that are required to make a tank or plane or boat? It didn't increase as much as it should have, or as much as planned. After all, Germany was much larger than Britain, but only overtook UK in aircraft production in 1944, and then only by stopping production of large aircraft in favour of fighters. Even in 1944 Britain produced more aero engines and a greater structural weight of aircraft, despite having far less workers in the aircraft industry. No. The RAF were actually more accurate on average than the USAAF. That's because the Americans were forced to fly higher (which meant less accuracy), and they frequently relied on blind bombing through cloud using H2X radar. Early in the war the USAAF were more accurate, but their accuracy got worse whilst the RAF's got better. Because most bombs were dropped towards the end of the war, the RAF ended up more accurate overall. Look for the figures earlier in this thread for raids on German oil targets for an example. Sometimes the USAAF tried to be more precise. Sometimes not. The truth is both air forces carried out precision raids and both carried out area attacks on cities. (the Luftwaffe blazed that trail, too, starting out with precision attacks on Britain and then largely switching to area bombing).