Hanson Weightman Baldwin, 88, retired military-affairs editor of the New York Times and the author of more than a dozen books on military and naval history and policy, died of heart failure yesterday at his home in Roxbury, Conn.
Funeral services will be private.
A native of Baltimore, Mr. Baldwin won a Pulitzer Prize in 1943 for his World War II reporting from the Pacific.
He was the son of Oliver Perry Baldwin Jr., managing editor of The Sun early in this century, and Caroline Sutton Baldwin. He attended Boys' Latin School and the Severn School before entering the Naval Academy, graduating in 1924.