- Squadriglia: 163a
- Stormo: 1°, 52°
- Gruppo: 2°, 8°, 9°, 10°, 13°, 160°
Austria, China, Hungary, Italy, Paraguay (5 C.R.32ter), Spain, and Venezuela used the C.R.32.
International American Aviation Congress
In September 1937 eleven CR.32s went to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay and performed impressive aerobatic displays.
Spanish Civil War
The C.R.32bis was used in the Spanish Civil War with the Squadriglia La Cucaracha of the Aviazione Legionaria.
The success of the CR.32bis' against the Russian fighters may have given the Italians a false sense of having superior aircraft which slowed the development of better monoplane fighters.
The Regia Aeronautica had ~400 C.R.32s at the end of 1939.
The Fiat C.R.32 was used in the Greek and East African campaigns as close support and night fighters. Afterwards they were used primarily in training.
In June 1940 there were 294 CR.32s in the Regia Aeronautica.
Hispano-Suiza license built the C.R.32quarter from 1940 to 1943.