The most infamous launched by over 1000 UK and US aircraft burnt the city of Dresden to the ground. It was survived by Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) and inspired him to write Slaughterhouse Five.
My favorite quote about the Blitz, the entrance of a rather famous individual:
I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madalf Heatlump (Who had only one). Anyway, they didn't get me.
Born in a fallout shelter, during an air raid upon Liverpool: John Lennon (1940-1980).