The Fourth Army
(Armata a 4-a Română) was a field army
(a military formation
) of the Romanian Land Forces
active from the 19th century to the 1990s.
The Fourth Army fought in the Romanian Campaign
of World War I, under the command of General Prezan. Units under its command took part in the Prunaru Charge
and the Battle of Bucharest
On 22 June 1941, according to research by Leo Niehorster, the 4th Army consisted of the 3rd Army Corps
(Guards, 15th, and 35th Reserve Divisions), the 5th Army Corps
(Border Division and 21st Division), the 11th Army Corps (two fortress brigades), and the 4th Army Cooperation Command. It was under the command of Lieutenant General N. Ciuperca. It fought on the Axis side as part of the German Army Group B
. In July 1941 it took part in Operation Munchen
, the recapturing of Bessarabia
and the Northern Bukovina
, which was annexed by the Soviet Union the year before.
By August 1941 during the Siege of Odessa
, 4th Army had under command the 1st
, and 11th Army Corps under its control, with a total of 17 infantry divisions, the 1st Armoured Division
, three cavalry divisions, and a total of 38 artillery regiments.On November 9, 1941, Constantin Constantinescu-Claps
was appointed the commander of the Fourth Army, and became a Corps General on January 24, 1942. On February 10, 1943, he was relieved of his assignment and replaced by......