2 October 1892|
|Died||13 June 1925
|Years of service||1911-1925|
|Rank||capitaine de corvette|
|Awards||Legion of Honour
Croix de Guerre
Teste joined the Aviation Navale in 1917. He was shot down on the 26 May and was taken prisoner in Karlsruhe. After a first unsuccessful escape attempt, he managed to rejoin France in January 1918.
At the end of the war, Teste was appointed to lead efforts to constitute a carrier-based air force, the Aviation d'Escadre ("Squadron aviation").
Promoted to capitaine de corvette in 1923, he pioneered the French efforts to design aircraft carriers. In 1924, Teste flew an FBA 17 across France to chart waterplans usable as emergency landing spots for flying boats in distress.
- The seaplane tender Commandant Teste was named in his honour.
- Legion of Honour
- Croix de Guerre, Mentioned in Despatches at the Order of the Army
- "Capitaine de Frégate Paul Teste". French Fleet Air Arm.