I've had an argument with a mate of mine (he's soon to join the RAF) and he swears blind that the strategic bombing of Germany was vital to winning WW2. I disagreed, saying that yes it was important but bare in mind there were enormous problems in navigation (I understand that the RAF only bombed at night (?) which would only make it harder and maybe most bombs missed the industrial targets), targeting and anyway, surely the Germans suffered from a lack of resources, i.e., oil to carrying on the war? Also...I looked on wikipedia (the source of all knowledge I know...) and it quotes the US strategic bombing survey which points out that if anything there was an increase in war material production - how could that be the case if strategic bombing was so effective? To be honest, my knowledge of air power is very limited (like my knowledge of everything else to be fair)...and can anyone shed light on this?