Where I used to live in East Anglia, we were surrounded by airbases. A testament to the description of the British Isles as an 'unsinkable aircraft carrier' - a description it picked up at the end of the Second World War, and retained during the Cold War. This story from back home caught my eye: link to bomber command memorial.
While the raids were 'controversial' to some it seemed to make sense at the time that in order to win a war infrastructure would have to be destroyed and people killed. Sad, but a fact of a terrible conflict.