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- Date of birth:
- August 17th, 1920 (Frankfurt am Main/Hesse-Nassau, Germany)
- Date of death:
- February 12th, 1945 (Jauer/Silesia, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, Third Reich)
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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- - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- PATZWALL, K. D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008.