Ritz, Otto

Date of birth:
August 17th, 1920 (Frankfurt am Main/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
Date of death:
February 12th, 1945 (Jauer/Silesia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Feldwebel Ritz destroyed about 60 tanks and damaged a further 34 over the course of the war. He also achieved 2 aerial victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 10. Staffel (Panzer), IV. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 9
Awarded on:
September 30th, 1944
Action:
Awarded after destroying 60 tanks as a ground attack pilot over the course of 100+ sorties.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
10. Staffel (Panzer), IV. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 9, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1945
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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