China, Finland, and the Soviet Union used the I-153.
Manchurian Border Clashes
The I-153s were used for the first time against the Japanese during the 1939 Nomonhan Incident along the Manchurian border.
Alexander Klubov and Grigory Rechkalov flew I-153s before switching to MiG-3s.
The Chinese received 93 I-153s in 1940 and these were used against the Japanese.
Finland was able to capture 11 of the I-153s and purchased 11 from I-153s that were captured by the Germans.