What are these planes

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What planes are these and would ether of these planes have a radio guy aboard? Thanks https://s32.postimg.org/6639r06s5/Family_Photos_007_00058.jpg https://s32.postimg.org/p2o6nwto5/Family_Photos_005_00088.jpg
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US Navy types, Lockheed P2V-7 or later P.2 H Neptune and the lower Douglas R6D Liftmaster. Yes both would have a Radio operator on board. Post should be in Historic by the way. John

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Top one is a Lockheed Neptune of the USN unit VP-9 and the bottom one is , I think ? , a DC4 of the USN unit VR-21 and both would have had radio guys quite probably a dual role as navigator too ? Quite a few Google hits for both aircraft and units .