As to a photo, group pictures of all 84th Division units were taken at Camp Claiborne, Louisiana, in the spring of 1944 after the ASTP contingent was assigned to the division. Many of these company photographs were collected by the 84th Division Railsplitter Society and displayed during annual reunions. When the Society was dissolved this collection and other memorabilia was provided to the Illinois State Military Museum for preservation in perpetuity. The museum could probably tell you if they have the Company E-335 photograph, whether your father's picture is identified, and if a copy can be provided.
I recall the detail of men from my unit and others to the mine platoon just before we left England for the continent. This would have been temporary duty. The duration for these assignment varied among the men. His service as a light mortar crewman would most likely have been with the weapons platoon of Company E-335. Dates of his assignment with the Mine platoon and return to Company E could possibly be found in the company's daily morning report records, which are stored on microfiche at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) St. Louis facility. These were not destroyed in the 1973 file. That is, those for my unit, Company K-335, are there and I used them in writing my company memoir, "Dear Captain, et al.: the Agonies and the Ecstasies of War. and Memory. (See link below).
Depending on your objective and the time available, there are other records you could access. If you would like advice on this please contact me and I will try and advise you based on my experience with these records.
Thank you for your inquiry.
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