- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberst (Colonel)
- Kommandeur, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139, 3. Gebirgs-Division, Heer
- Awarded on:
- June 20th, 1940
Awarded the Knight's Cross for his role in the German victory at Narvik. After the German land forces had been isolated his Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 139 formed the core of the German defence, and Windisch's resolution played a major role in the successful resistance of German forces against both allied attacks and the harsh conditions.