In 1941, he was Chief Operation 3rd Army and then Vice Chief of Staff 3rd Army. He became Commanding Officer 7th Artillery Regiment and subsequently Vice Chief of Staff 3rd Army in 192[clarification needed]. In 1944, he was Commanding Officer 4th Artillery Brigade, General Officer Commanding 4th Division, and finally a German prisoner. In 1945, Chirnoaga was Minister of Defence while in exile in Germany. From 1945 to 1946, he was a prisoner of war. 
- "Generals from Romania". Generals.dk. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
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