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Constantin Constantinescu-Claps
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General Constantin Constantinescu-Claps
Born (1884-02-20)February 20, 1884
Died 1961
Place of birth Beceni, Bacău County
Allegiance  Kingdom of Romania
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1913-1944
Rank Army General
Commands held 4th Army
Battles/wars Second Balkan War
World War I
World War II

Constantin Constantinescu-Claps (February 20, 1884 – 1961) was a Romanian military commander during World War II, condemned as a military criminal in the Communist Romania after the war (later exonerated). He participated in both World War I and World War II, and rose through the ranks in the Romanian Army. On November 9, 1941, he was appointed the commander of the Romanian Fourth Army, and became a Corps General on January 24, 1942. On February 10, 1943, he was relieved of his assignment and replaced by Constantin Sănătescu. Constantinescu-Claps retired in 1943, was arrested in 1951, and was condemned to 15 years' imprisonment in 1954. In 1955, he was exonerated and released.


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