Posted on November 4, 2019
The 23-year-old lost his life when his aircraft crashed into the North Sea in 1943.
The bear was recovered from the wreckage and was put on display in the boarding school where Maltby’s father was Headmaster.
When the school was set for demolition, a former pupil took it into his care and has had it ever since.
The Teddy is to go under the hammer in East Bristol Auctions’ ‘Military, History & Transportation Auction’ on Friday 15th November.
Auctioneer Andrew Stowe said:
“There is something both incredible and heartbreaking about this bear.”
‘Pinnie’ carries an estimate of £5,000 – £10,000.