I feel sure that Popski's memoir never mentioned a Panther tank so I puzzling over what I just read in The Canadians in Italy 1943-1945. It is just after describing an after crossing the Savio River, in fact the "tank hunter" engagement in which Private "Smokey" Smith won the VC. The paragraph ends as follows: "Later 'C' Company discovered a third Mark V bogged down in a ditch near the scene of the fight. It was captured intact and subsequently went to help solve the equipment problems of Popski's Private Army." Maybe they cannibalized it for parts? There is a footnote given but it just mentions "Account given to Historical Officer by Lt-Col H P Bell-Irving, 12 Nov 44" Peculiar, isn't it?