Callie...43-38281 was not assigned to the 301st.
From Roger Freeman and David Osborn's The B-17 Flying Fortress Story :
43-38281 Del Cheyenne 17/7/44. Kearney 25/7/44. Grenier 9/8/44. ass 326BS 92BG.
This cannot be the aircraft your grandfather flew on
Dec 6,1943, as it was mfg in 1944, and was not delivered to Cheyenne, until 17/7/44.
Please re-check the serial number again, and post the correct serial number. :-)
Also...Please re-check your dates....I think you possibly mean the year "1944"....not 1943
post edited by jpeters140 - 2012/06/09 20:29:01