World war 2 was pretty much the first war where air power played a major role in it. There was reconaissance, bombing missions, dogfights, and much more. Do you think that air power played an even larger factor than the ground battle? I think it did, and the main reason why the axis lost is that the allies were able to bomb axis factories and supply lines to rubble. If Axis factories were not destroyed, I think that the Axis will have been able to produce enough arms to destroy the allies.