Lieutenant Mikhail Petrovich Gavrilov On April 30, 1942, one of IL2, Soviet attack aircraft, missed in action. The pilot - Red Army Air Force Lieutenant Mikhail Petrovich Gavrilov, deputy commander of the 2nd Squadron of 568th Attack Aviation Regiment fought from the first day of the war. He made 27 27 strike missions. Lt. Gavrilov was shot down by a Nazi attack fighter over the Novgorod skies and was reported as "missing in action". He and his aircraft were found in a swamp in 2010.