Was promoted to Major with date of 9th November 1944. On 1 August 1944 Fellgiebel was arrested by the Gestapo as a suspect in the 20 July 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler. He was released for lack of evidence, but re-arrested in February 1945. Generalfeldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner personally interceded and restored Fellgiebel's rank to Major and assigned him as commander of Artillerie-Abteilung 935.
Was for a long time Präsidiumsmitglied und Vorsitzender der Ordenskommission der Ordensgemeinschaft der Ritterkreuzträger des Eisernen Kreuzes e.V(OdR). After the Second World War he also was decorated with the Verdienstkreuz 1.Klasse Bundesrepublik Deutschland (4th July 1975) and the Europakreuz of the Confédération Européenne des Anciens Combattants (1st November 1987).
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