Bert Hardy, 82, whose photographs of war and life in Britain in the 1940s and 1950s became black-and-white classics of photojournalism, died Monday of a heart attack in London, where he had photographed the Blitz, including life in the underground air raid shelters. He also covered the D-Day Allied landings in France, the liberation of Paris, the crossing of the Rhine and the Korean War.
Samuel K. Hoffman, i93, an engineer who directed development of liquid-fuel rocket engines that launched the nation's first satellite and moon-bound Apollo spacecraft, died June 26 in Santa Barbara, Calif. He received the American Rocket Society Robert Goddard Memorial Award in 1959. He retired in 1970.
Aziz Nesin, 80,a left-wing Turkish author and humorist who narrowly escaped a fire set in 1993 by Islamic extremists out to kill him for translating part of Salman Rushdie's "Satanic Verses," died of a heart attack yesterday in the Aegean coastal town of Cesme, where he had gone to sign his books.