The son of George and Anna Androus Maouat; his birth certificate showed his name as Maouat, and he later changed his name to 'Moawood'.
He was described as "leading pilot of the Hudson Valley and motorboat racer" in 1932, when he was hit by the propeller of a plane when he spun it, fracturing his arm.
He accidentally shot a railroad electrician in 1936, when he and Harold Merte were fooling about with a rifle, shooting from the window of an office at the airport. Roger Gardner, the airport manager, tried to get them to stop but, when he tried to grab the rifle from Thomas, it went off and hit 22-year old Arthur Knapp in the thigh. Luckily, he was not seriously injured.
Address in 1941: 269 Mansion St, Poughkeepsie, NY
In 1941, he had been "flying near Poughkeepsie and vicinity for the past 20 years."
"A keen officer who has carried out all his duties satisfactorily."
Sailed back to the US in August 1942 with his fellow ferry pilots Julius Petach and Lawrence King.