What did the Allies do in the air offensive?
As the tide of WW 2 turned in favor of the Allies, bombing attacks on Germany helped to reduce German war production factories. It also had a depressive result among the German people. The air attacks by American and British bombers sought to not only bomb war targets but also civilian populations. It is estimated that 100,000 Germans were killed in the firestorm bombing of Dresden, a non military target. Yet, despite overwhelming evidence about Nazi death camps, railroads leading to them were not bombing targets.