- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Kommandeur Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 202 / 227.Infanterie-Division / VI.SS-Freiwilligen Armee-Korps / 16.Armee / Heeresgruppe Nord
- Awarded on:
- March 28th, 1945
Awarded following the successes of his brigade in the third battle of Courland. During this battle the 202nd participated in the most critical battle sectors south of Frauenburg and north of Doblen, and in three days destroyed 44 enemy tanks and 10 AT guns. With this the total no. of tanks destroyed by the brigade rose to 1017.
The award of the Oakleaves was also in recognition of Spielmann's personal successes. During the fighting in Courland he always led his Sturmgeschütze from the front, and by the time he received the award he had raised his tally of enemy tanks destroyed to 48.