National Geographic : 1944 Nov
Staff Photographer J.Baylor Roberts This Rich Plantation, Where Field Hands Picked, Measured, Trimmed, and Boxed Fat Pineapples, Lies inWanton Ruins Today Crops were allowed to rot and buildings were wrecked when Japan captured Del Monte plantation, a Mindanao showplace. American bombers used itsflat fields for a last-ditch stand (page 544). Hawaii introduced its fruit; the States were its best customer. Trucks on the road hauled the crop toacannery atBugo.