- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
- Zugführer 13. / Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 / 1.Gebirgs-Division
- Awarded on:
- December 21st, 1940
Here follows an excerpt from Spindler's Knight's Cross recommendation...
"On the afternoon of 17.05.1940 the 13. Kompanie (including the battalion commander) fought bitterly for possession of the village of Mondrepuis against the attacking French forces. From here they could potentially strike out towards the major Hirson-La Capella road, the supply route of the advancing panzer divisions, and cut it off. In this battle Leutnant Spindler, by an extraordinarily brave and timely intervention, was able to foil an attempted enemy outflanking maneuver and thereafter put the extremely tough opponent to flight through his unusually skillful leadership."