Nebraska Doppelganger by Thomas J. Morrow
Approx. 117,430 words.
Published on February 18, 2012.
American teen-ager is drafted into the German army while studying in Berlin. He finds himself assigned to the Afrika Korps. When the Germans surrender, he is transported to the U.S., and put in a POW camp located some 150 miles from his hometown of Broken Bow, Neb. He escapes and finds himself on his way back to Europe.