(17. 6. 1900 - 26. 1. 1979)
Mr. Peter M. avril komandirr 44 th Infantry Regiment (42 th Infantry Division ,13-Army, Western Front), Major. Born June 17, 1900 in the village now Alvedino Pesterchinskogo district of the republic of Tatarstan in a peasant family. By nationality Tatar. In the year of his birth he lost his father. In 15 years on foot in Kazan, worked a laborer, participated in the October armed uprising. In early 1918, Mr.. volunteer joined the Red Army, fought in the Civil War. After the war, stayed in the army. Member of the CPSU in 1922
In September 1925 he graduated from infantry school in Vladikavkaz, and in 1939 Voennnuyu Academy Frunze. After that, he was appointed commander of the 44 th Infantry Regiment. Participated in the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-40.
Since the early days of World War II in the current, Army. Major Gavrilov from 22 June to 23 July 1941 directed the defense of the fort of the Brest Fortress. He succeeded in rallying all the surviving soldiers and commanders of various units, to close the most vulnerable places to break the enemy. July 23 from an exploding shell in a cell was seriously wounded and unconscious was captured. Years of war held in Nazi concentration camps and Hammelburg Revensburga, having experienced all the horrors of captivity. Liberated by Soviet troops in May 1945. Was restored to the rank (but excluded from the party) until July 1946 he served in the Soviet Army.
. After the war, until 1947 lived at home in Pestrechinsky area, then moved to Krasnodar, where in 1955, finally found his wife and son, which had parted on the first day of war
. In 1956, Mr.. published a book SS. Smirnova "Brest Fortress", based on the undisputed factual material. This event affected the fate Gavrilova. He restored the party and presented to nakrazhdeniyu the country's highest award. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Pyotr Mikhailovich Gavrilov was awarded on Jan. 30, 1957, for the exemplary performance of military duty in the defense of the Brest Fortress in 1941, and for displaying courage and heroism.,
. P employee Mikhailovich traveled around the country, is actively engaged in public work
. Awarded 2 orders of Lenin and medals. Died Jan. 26, 1979, and with full military honors was buried in Brest. Honorary Citizen of Brest. In the village of Kon Pestrechinsky district installed a bust. His name is the street in San Francisco and Pestretzoff.
Fortress fights. Krasnodar, 1980
Sources: 1) The Great Patriotic War 1941-1945: Entsik.-M.: Sov.entsiklopediya, 1985.
2) Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Brief Biographical Dictionary
. V.1. M.: Voeniz.1987.
3) Hanin L. Б• Heroes of the Soviet Union, the sons of Tatarstan БT Б•L, Kazan 1969